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Fire Safety Is Our Priority

ESD#2 - Nesbitt Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1982 in order to provide first-rate fire protection services to the Nesbitt area of Harrison County. Under the direction of Chief Gary Smith, we’ve established a reputation for handling our duties in an efficient and effective manner. We make sure to stay ahead of new challenges facing our ability to put fires out quickly. We work closely with the public we serve to ensure that we all live in the safest environment possible, and engage with them through community outreach programs and educational seminars on the latest in fire safety.


Meet the Team


Gary Smith


Nesbitt Fire Chief

Prospective Members

Eligibility to Join:

     Nesbitt Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new potential members to join the department. In order to be eligible to apply for membership to the Nesbitt Volunteer Fire Department, prospective members must first meet several requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Applicants should live within five (5) road miles of one of Nesbitt’s three fire stations.

  1. Station 1- 3885 St Hwy 154, Marshall, TX 75670

  2. Station 2- 5737 Hwy 80 West, Marshall, TX 75670

  3. Station 3- 9091 St Hwy 154, Marshall, TX 75670

  • Applicants must be willing to submit to a criminal history search, driving record review, and drug screen upon request.


     If individuals meet these requirements, a completed application must be submitted in person at a regularly scheduled meeting held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. Individuals submitting an application will have an investigating period of up to ninety (90) days, but no less than thirty (30) days. This time will be used to obtain the above-stated histories of the prospective member. During this time applicants are encouraged to attend as many meetings and calls as possible so that members can become familiar with her/him.


     Individuals found acceptable by the members may be deemed a Probationary Firefighter. The member shall be on probation with the Nesbitt Fire Department for 90 to 180 days. The department may extend the probationary period as desired at the recommendation of an officer of the department. During this probationary period, he/she is encouraged to attend as many department activities as possible. He/she may be issued protective clothing and communications at the Chief’s discretion. Probationary firefighter status may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the Officers for the good of the Department.

Let us know you are interested by filling out the Submission of Interest form below. 

Want to join the team?

Submission of Interest

Filling out this form indicates an interest in volunteering with the Nesbitt Fire Department. A formal signed application and background check must be submitted for official consideration of membership. 

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