The Elizabethtown Fire Department is committed to the citizens and visitors of this community, by protecting their lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medicine, technical rescue, fire prevention, disaster management and public fire education services.
Elizabethtown Fire Department has 54 uniform and civilian employees in three fire stations that are staffed 24 hours a day with a minimum of 14 personnel. The fire department includes one Ladder Company, Rescue Company, Battalion Chief and two Engine Companies.
Elizabethtown Fire Station 1
380 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Elizabethtown Fire Station 2
621 East Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Elizabethtown Fire Station 3
1850 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
WHAS Crusade For Children
We are proud to partner with WHAS Crusade for Children to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs. 100% of the donations go to the children. Donate $10 or more and the Elizabethtown Fire Department will send a uniformed firefighter to your home to pick up the donation if you live inside the City limits.
Emergency Management Program
The City’s Emergency Management Program maintains weather sirens, community right to know information and overall preparedness. Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates.
The E-town Fire Department maintains a Fire Prevention Bureau that is dedicated to preventing fires through public education, fire inspection and Code enforcement. To prevent fires, the Fire Department annually inspects commercial occupancies in the City to identify conditions likely to cause fires or life safety hazards to the public or employees.
As a firefighter, you’ll fight active fires, make emergency medical calls as a result of injury or illness, assist in vehicle crashes and respond to disasters. Firefighters work long hours under stressful conditions, but the reward of helping the citizens of your community during their worst times is priceless. Here is a guide to becoming a member of the Elizabethtown Fire Department: Elizabethtown participates in the Civil Service System and the hiring process starts by filling out an application. These can be found at City Hall (200 West Dixie Ave.) or at Fire Headquarters (380 Ring Road). This application will ask you to provide an extensive job history, academic record and a list of personal references among other things. Once the application is turned in, it will stay on file for one year. Should an opening in the fire department occur you will be informed that the testing process has begun. The testing process will include a written examination, oral interview, background investigation, drug screening and mechanical aptitude test. Additionally, the state of Kentucky requires all paid firefighters past the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). You cannot be hired without a current CPAT Card. For more Information about this program go to the Kentucky Fire Commission website.
Candidates Physical Ability Test is mandated by the state of Kentucky for paid firefighters to show their fitness before hiring. To find out more about firefighter training go to the Kentucky Fire Commission website.
In order to burn anything, you must apply for a Burn Permit and be in compliance with Ordinance 92.026.
- No material other than wood that has been cut on the property may be burned.
- Leaf piles, building materials, garbage, paper products, furniture and tires are not authorized to be burned.
- No petroleum-based products (accelerates) can be used to start the fire.
- The fire must not be within 50 feet of a structure or the edge of a woodland.
- A competent adult must attend the fire at all times.
- An adequate means of extinguishing the fire must be on hand at all times.
Call the Fire Department Headquarters at 270-765-2121 to get more information on the process of receiving a Burn Permit.
Yes, you must apply for a Fireworks Display Permit and be in compliance with Ordinance 133.01.
- A competent person of at least 18 years of age must be present at all times.
- Fireworks shall not be ignited within 200 feet of any structure, vehicle or any other person.
- Adequate means of extinguishing must be on hand at all times.
Unless specifically permitted by the Elizabethtown Fire Department, you may only use, ignite, fire or explode consumer fireworks on Memorial Day, July 3rd, July 4th, July 5th and Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and December 31st between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on January 1st. For any other day or time, you must notify the Elizabethtown Fire Department and receive express permission. See Ordinance for further details.
Call the Fire Department Headquarters at 270-765-2121 to get more information on the process of receiving a Firework Display Permit.
Call Hardin County Water District Number 2 at (270) 737-1056.
The Fire Prevention Inspector will inspect businesses annually.
Call the Fire Department Headquarters at 270-765-2121 to get more information on setting up an appointment with an inspector.
Yes, in certain circumstances call the Fire Department Headquarters at 270-765-2121 for more information.