Fire and Rescue
The Protection of Life, Property and the Environment of the Residents of Campbellsville, Taylor County.
The Campbellsville Fire and Rescue is a combination emergency service department which provides rescue service throughout the entire County, basic life support, hazardous materials and responds to a variety of non-emergency services to over 24,000 residents of Campbellsville and Taylor County. The City of Campbellsville has an ISO classification of 4.
The department is staffed with 3 career personnel 24 hours a day and supplemented by part-time and volunteer personnel. Our volunteer staff has increased fifty percent, now consisting of 75 trained emergency personnel. Career and volunteer staff provide technical rescue through specialized teams for haz-mat, water rescue, high angle, trench, confined space and collapse. All career personnel are certified/licensed, or will be certified/licensed by December 2012, as either an emergency medical technician or paramedic. All career and volunteer personnel must maintain certification through required hours of training over 100 hours annually.
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue provides and receives assistance through mutual aid agreements to Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department and to departments in the surrounding counties.These agreements are an essential line of support when call volume exceeds a department’s resources.
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue serves the community in many other ways than just firefighting. We are involved throughout the community educating our residence about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. Through the fire prevention program personnel speak at schools, business, industries, groups, clubs and civic organizations concerning fire safety topics such as smoke alarms, escape planning, fire extinguisher training, carbon monoxide, fire sprinklers. In addition, we encourage people to stop by our station or call and schedule a large group for a tour.
Our department is self-sustained in the event of a power outage with a 60 KW generator to allow for continued operation. We are certified as an emergency shelter area in the event of a disaster.
Campbellsville Fire & Rescue is associated with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and has certified Fire Inspectors that conduct inspections on an annual basis of businesses, industries, restaurants, and multi-family dwellings for the purpose of maintaining code compliance.
It is our goal to serve and protect the citizens of Campbellsville and Taylor County, to promote and educate the public in fire prevention and safety and to continue to move into the future by improving our department to meet the changing needs of our community.