Fire Districts

Responsibilities


The fire departments in Jefferson County are organized as political subdivisions, much like a school district, they have their own board of directors that oversees an administrator (the fire chief) who runs the day-to-day operation of the department.

The fire departments provide the following services for the citizens of Jefferson County:
  • Auto extrication
  • Citizen assistance
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Heavy rescue
  • Medical first response
  • Storm spotting
  • Traffic control
  • Water rescue