|Marvin Hereford, Chief
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Our mission is to provide fire protection and prevention services to the citizens of Madison County. All of this is done by creating preplans for each facility in Madison County, Public Education on Fire Safety. The Madison County Fire Department is a combination career and volunteer department providing full fire protection from eight strategically located fire stations. The Fire Department consists of 23 uniformed career firefighters and 60 volunteers.
If you wish to report someone who has violated these conditions, please contact the Madison County Fire department to determine if a violation has occurred. If a violation has occurred, the appropriate corrective actions will be taken.
If this is a life threatening situation, please contact 911.
Illegal outdoor burning, otherwise referred to as open burning, of certain materials is illegal in the state of Kentucky. Open burning impacts human health by depressing the central nervous system, which is especially harmful to children and adults with respiratory diseases. It also very seriously impacts the environment; not only by means of pollution, but the Kentucky Division of Forestry estimates that 35-40 percent of wildfires in Kentucky start when open burning gets our of control.
Before you decide to start an outdoor fire,it is recommended that you contact the local dispatch to inform them of the situation first. The Madison County non-emergency dispatch number is 859-624-4776.
If you need to report an active illegal burn, please contact the fire department immediately at 859-624-4774. If you're reporting a violation that has already occured, fill out the Report a Problem or Request a Service form below.
What is Legal/Illegal Burning?
Legal burning activities include:
Illegal burning activities include:
When burning approved materials, use common sense to locate fires away from nearby residences or businesses. Do NOT locate fires near streams, sinkholes, or under/near utility lines.
Please remember that when a Madison County Burn Ban is issued, ALL open burning is PROHIBITED.
Madison County is serverd by 4 Volunteer Fire Departments that assist Madison County Fire. These Volunteer Departments have over 100 members that are citzens in our community, who perform this service with their own time and money. These Citizens are ready to protect and educate the Madison County Community about fire and fire prevention.
Our Volunteer Stations are:
White Hall Volunteer Fire Department
Waco Volunteer Fire Department
Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department
Kirksville Volunteer Fire Department