Fire & EMS
City Fire Marshal –
The Overton Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) consists of a 25 man volunteer unit.
The Fire Department runs 5 fire trucks, as well as a rescue unit. The ambulance service is provided to residents through Champion EMS.
OVFD Fire Chief – Robert Wall
OVFD Fire Investigator – Greg Wall
The City requires citizens to obtain a burn permit prior to any outside burning, for more information on a burn permit contact the Overton Police Department at 903-834-3145.
To contact the Volunteer Fire Department call 911 for an emergency; or contact through the Overton Police Department at the number listed above for non-emergencies.
Christus EMS will take you to the hospital that you or your family designates. If the patient is unable to respond, we will provide transportation to the nearest, most medically appropriate facility. One more reason you can trust Champion EMS.
It’s easy to become a member of the subscription program. Find out more about Champion EMS services and their yearly subscription membership by accessing their website or calling toll-free 877-925-CARE (2273).
When you call 911, you’re immediately directed to the region’s most technologically advanced communications center. The 911 dispatch service is able to communicate with virtually every public safety agency in East Texas. It’s staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with certified emergency medical dispatchers who will stay on the line and provide emergency care instructions until the ambulance arrives. This unique feature separates Christus EMS from most other EMS providers.
You don’t have to wait for an emergency to call Christus EMS.
When you need to transfer a patient from one healthcare facility to another, call Christus EMS. We provide transfer service with units strategically located throughout East Texas. And the patient is handled with the same level of care as any trauma patient.