Smith County Fire Marshal/Office of Emergency Management

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New Mass Notification System


In partnership with ETCOG, Smith County is now offering enrollment in the Rave mass notification system.  This system allows emergency managers with Smith County to notify citizens of necessary information in times of local emergency or disaster.  From imminent threats to life and safety, to sheltering information, we have you covered with Rave.  In addition, citizens may sign up for other notifications including weather alerts from the National Weather Service.    Click here to sign up!


**If you received a text message about signing up for Rave, the link is valid and is a short URL which will automatically redirect to the correct Rave/Smart911 page...

 Smith County's Hazard Mitigation Plan has been approved by FEMA.  The plan may be found by clicking here.

Important Links


Smith County Fire Marshal's Office
Office of Emergency Management
11325 Spur 248
Tyler, Texas 75707

Office: (903) 590-2655
After Hours: (903) 566-6600 (after 5pm/weekdays, weekends, and holidays)
Fax: (903) 590-2647

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F


Jay Brooks - Fire Marshal, Emergency Management Coordinator
Chad Hogue - Assistant Fire Marshal – Asst. Emergency Management Coordinator 
Trey Glover - Deputy Fire Marshal - Emergency Management Tech 
Eric Lowry - Deputy Fire Marshal – Hazard Mitigation Officer 
Caitlin Roberson - – Deputy Fire Marshal/Inspector – Emergency Management Assistant 
Carolyn Lewis Administrative Assistant - – Emergency Management Assistant

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Fire Marshal's Office, the Office of Emergency Management and Local Emergency planning is:
  • to enforce all state and county regulations related to fire, explosions, or damages of any kind caused by fire or explosion; and in the interest of safety and fire prevention, to inspect any structure for fire hazards, if called to do so;
  • to investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of each fire that occurs within the county that destroys or damages property, and to file a complaint charging arson, attempted arson, conspiracy to defraud, or other crimes against a person believed guilty;
  • to keep records of each fire investigated, including the facts as related to the origin and cause of each fire; statistics, and circumstances;
  • to coordinate the work of the various county fire fighting and fire prevention units;
  • to execute a workable emergency management plan designed to provide for emergency services, shelter, and food for the citizens of Smith County, and to assist the State of Texas as needed during times of disasters through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.