Elizabethtown Fire Station #1
(380 Ring Road)
Elizabethtown Fire Station #2
(621 East Dixie Avenue)
Elizabethtown Fire Station #3
(1850 Ring Road)
Elizabethtown Fire Tower
The City of Elizabethtown Fire Department has a full-time, paid fire department with 50 employees to provide around-the-clock coverage. The City has a Class-4 ISO Rating. Three fire stations serve the city:
- Elizabethtown Fire Station #1 (380 Ring Road)
- Elizabethtown Fire Station #2 (621 East Dixe Avenue)
- Elizabethtown Fire Station #3 (1850 Ring Road)
- Elizabethtown Fire Tower
To prevent fires, the Fire Department annually inspects over 1300 commercial occupancies in the City to identify conditions likely to cause fires or life safety hazards to the public or employees. The Fire Department also sponsors public fire education activities through response to individual questions, home visits, school and civic programs and Industrial Fire Prevention Programs for industrial businesses in the community. Firefighters also perform a Home Inspection Survey by visiting neighborhoods throughout the City checking for the use of smoke detectors and proper house numbering.
The Fire Department responds to emergency calls including fires of all types:
- Extrication of persons trapped in motor vehicle accidents
- Extrication of persons trapped in industrial and farm machinery
- Aircraft crash and rescue
- Hazardous materials releases for the purposes of rescue
- Decontaminations of affected persons
- Control or confinement of the leaking material
- First responder medical aid
- Technical Rescue, Confined Space and Trench
The Fire Department makes every effort to determine the cause of all fires that occur within the city and investigate all life hazard conditions. Records are transmitted to the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office for the identification of current trends in fire occurrences. When fires are determined to be incendiary in nature, the Fire Department coordinates with the Police Department to identify and seek prosecutions of the parties responsible.
The Fire Department also identifies at-risk juveniles who are involved in fire-setting at their families property or the property of others. The Fire Department works with juvenile authorities as a support resource when fire-setters have been identified.
The Fire Department is involved in emergency pre-planning on the local, county, state and federal level in conjunction with local and state Disaster Officials.
Locally, the Fire Department tours and documents buildings and facilities to ensure that personnel are familiar with the building in the event of an emergency.
Fire Fighters maintain a minimum of 100 hours of training annually to insure that emergency response is as efficient as possible, and to stay current with the latest in fire response methods.
The Fire Department provides special training for Emergency Medical, all types of rescue, and Hazardous Material Response.
The Fire Department maintains a staffed office for answering fire and safety questions from public, business, and industry.