The Palestine Fire Department, also known as PFD, is one of the oldest fire departments in Texas. The department has been providing fire control, suppression, inspection and investigation services since 1876. It has a fleet of engines, pumpers, cargo trailers, ladder trucks, and rescue and fire marshal s vehicles. The Palestine Fire Department offers various fire safety educational and training programs. The department organizes several fire prevention shows in county schools. It provides information on the installation and use of fire extinguishers and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The department additionally responds to various emergency calls. The Palestine Fire Department operates several fire stations and maintains its office in Palestine, Texas.