Fire Department History

1956

Southlake is incorporated

1966

Southlake's first Fire Chief Howard Moffat appointed

1966

Southlake Fire Department formed as all volunteer force

Cover of Southlake Historical Society Book
Fire Chief Howard Moffat
One of Southlake's first fire engines

1969

Chief "Bob Steele" Southlake's longest standing Fire Chief is hired

1979

Southlake's Junior Fire Department is organized from boy from Southlake Carroll High School

1988

Southlake Fire moves to a full time professional paid staff

Fire Chief Bob Steel
Southlake Carroll school bus
Southlake Fire Engine with a firefighter standing close

1999

Southlake Fire becomes first department in Texas accredited by CFAI

2002

Southlake's West Facility opens

2009

Department of Public Safety Headquarters opens

Southlake Fire Department staff receiving an accreditation plaque
Front of DPS West Station
Front of DPS Headquarters

2014

North Training Facility opens

2014

Southlake Fire achieves rating of ISO 1

2019

Southlake Fire achieves Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Level


Front of DPS North Station
Southlake employees being awarded an ISO rating 1 plaque
American Heart Association Mission Lifeline logo