The Tea Fire Department is a 100% volunteer department which is dedicated to the community of Tea, its businesses, friends and neighbors. Our members provide primary fire suppression and emergency medical service to the City of Tea proper and a 52 square mile area of Lincoln County that immediately surrounds the City of Tea. We operate 7 tactical companies that respond from one fire station. These companies maintain a high operational tempo due to a rural service area that generates roughly 200 emergency responses each year.
Our organizational motto is Taking Pride in Excellence and we are blessed with members who live up to that motto every day. I could not be more proud of the level and quality of service that our members provide to our community and this website will showcase who they are and the work that they do.
The Tea Fire Department is connected to the Tea City Hall building, which is located at 600 East 1st St.
This truck is a 75-foot quint. It was purchased used in 2009 to replace our 1973 American LaFrance 50 foot ladder which now serves Mount Rushmore.
This truck has been the "first in" for all fires within city limits and the aerial waterway is a must for defensive fire operations. It carries 500 gallons of water, has a 75-foot aerial ladder and a 1500 gallon per minute pump. It also carries a variety of ground ladders, hand and power tools, its equipped with a generator and can carry 6 personnel. Truck 7 is our best friend on all structure fires!
This truck was built in 2004. For many years, and before Truck 7, Pumper 1 was the "first-out" truck for our department. It carries 1000 gallons of water, a generator, and a deluge gun. This truck has been "first in" on numerous fires and continues to serve our area on almost every call.
Rescue 5 is a 2005 freightliner that seats five personnel. Rescue 5 responds to all emergency calls we have in the Tea district as well if mutual aid is needed by neighboring communities. It has an integrated generator with a light tower and it carries all medical, extrication, and rescue equipment. It carries two hydraulic pumps on 100' cord reels to support extrication activities. It also provides an air bottle fill station where we can refill air tanks directly on the fire scene. Rescue 5 is considered the carry-all, do all of our department and it replaced the "Old Yeller"rescue van which didnt meet NFPA standards.
This 1982 GMC fire truck was Central State's first UL tested pumper. It serves us to this day with rural and wild land fires. It has a standalone generator, and 850 gallons per minute pump, a variety of ladders, hand and power tools and seats two personnel.