The Paducah Fire Department was started in 1882. At that time the City of Paducah was very small, covering only 3 square miles. Click History for pictures from the past. Today Paducah spans more than 21 square miles and is covered by five fire stations. The Paducah Fire Department has a staff of 67 divided into four departments: administration, prevention, training, and suppression. Our staff of Professional Firefighters work full time to protect the citizens of Paducah and its visitors. Under the suppression division, the Paducah Fire Department has three Assistant Fire Chiefs and 59 firefighters. Contact: (270) 444-8521.
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Educate to Prevent Harm
Education and prevention are the focal points of the Paducah Fire Department. We develop and provide programs and services that promote safety and actively educate the public in Fire Safety and Prevention.
We strive to have a safe environment for our personnel and the people within our community. We strive for prompt delivery of Emergency Services to those in need.
Be Kind and Helpful
We show that we care about our lives and the lives of others by conducting ourselves in a courteous and professional manner.
To become the finest fire service organization possible by utilizing and developing our members to their fullest potential, maximizing our use of available resources, and responding to the changing needs of our community. As we move into the future, we will improve the total quality of our organization's methods, programs, and services. We will utilize teamwork, cooperation, and leadership to develop our resources and broaden our service base. We will use effective planning and implement strategies to achieve our short and long-term goals. We will gain the highest level of customer satisfaction from our citizens. As we like to say: "Our family helping your family."
Documents and Reports
Fire Station Relocation and Renovation Report
In March 2008, a report was presented to the Commission that outlined the future needs of the fire department. After reviewing response times and areas, there was a recommendation of relocating the fire department headquarters to Station 4 which would need extensive renovations. Plus, due to the City's expansion west of Interstate-24, there is a growing need for an fire station on the west side of Paducah. Click Fire Station Relocation and Renovation Report to view slides presented to the Commission.