The North Shore Fire Department was established in 2006 after the devastating wildfires that affected the area in 2005. A small group of local citizens recognized the need for additional fire protection in the southeast portion of Cooke County, Texas. A group of career firefighters, local ranch, and home owners set about gathering information on what resources would be needed to most benefit the area. A station location and commitments from volunteers was the first priority. Upon approval by the Cooke County Commissioners Court in October of 2006 North Shore Fire Department went in to service. North Shore began responding out of a two bay 1600 square foot shop on Chief Bill Tackett's ranch with one brush truck and one engine. With in two years we had obtained land, and completed our new 6600 square foot station. We now operate one engine, one tanker, and two brush trucks. North Shore's initial fire district was a 12 square mile area and has increased to 44 square miles. We are automatic mutual aid throughout Cooke, Grayson and Denton counties. North Shore is a member of the Grayson County Wildland Task Force and routinely responds to TIFMAS, and Texas Forest Service deployments for wildland fires across the State of Texas.
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