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Establishing a Fire Department

A new fire department may be established pursuant to Kentucky Laws. These requests are processed by the office of the Kentucky Fire Commission. An application packet can be requested by contacting Ashley Tackett.

Volunteer Fire Department

  • A minimum of twelve (12) members plus a chief who have not qualified another fire department for volunteer department aid
  • At least one (1) operational fire apparatus or one (1) on order
  • Fewer than fifty percent (50%) of the firefighters being full-time paid firefighters

Paid Fire Department

  • At least 50% of the firefighters must be full-time paid firefighters; earning at least eight thousand dollars ($8,000), and working a minimum of two thousand and eighty (2080) hours annually.


Fire Department Application