Fire Department

OPEN HOUSE   SATURDAY, JUNE 17th  Fire Dept. 70th Anniversery   OPEN HOUSE

We will be holding an open house from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm June 17. This year is also our 70th anniversary, having been chartered in 1947. We will be showing off all of our equipment including our new fire engine. We will be serving food as well. So come on out and look at what equipment we have to serve our community.


Fire Department / Emergency Operations Center

Scott Wheeler, Fire Chief

Gary Simpkins, Fire, Safety and Emergency Administrator


Emergency DIAL 911


or contact Wood County Dispatch 903.763.2201

403 East Goode St. (street address)

903.763.2221 (phone) / 903.763.0824 (fax)




The Quitman Volunteer Fire Department

Organized in 1947,  currently the department is staffed by a part-time chief, full-time Fire/Safety Administrator and 16 volunteer firefighters.





Scott Wheeler
Fire Chief

Ronnie Box
1st Assistant Chief
Junior Stovall
2nd Assistant Chief

Mike Gilmore
1st Captain

Wesley Price
2nd Captain


The Department is funded by the City of Quitman, Wood County, state and federal grants and private donations.


The fire department can be reached at 903.763.2221 (NON-EMERGENCY) or 911 (EMERGENCY ONLY), 903.763.0824 (FAX), (email).