The Owensboro Fire Department serves the City of Owensboro operating five (5) fire stations and a regional training center handling a variety of emergency and non-emergency functions for the City.


Lead by the Fire Chief, the Administrative Division is responsible for carrying out the Mission and Vision of the Department. Administrative functions include but is no limited to developing and carrying out policy, rules, regulations, and guidelines; develop, implement and maintain budget; short and long range planning; purchasing, staffing and resource allocation; emergency planning and special event planning.

Human Resource Development

Lead by a Battalion Chief, oversees and coordinates the Professional Development, Training, and Safety functions; assist Administration with certain Human Resource functions; coordinates recruitment and entry level testing process.

Fire Prevention and Community Services

Lead by a Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal, coordinates Fire Prevention Code Enforcement, Public Education, Public Information, and Fire/Arson Investigations.

Emergency Services/Operations

This Division operates three (3) shifts or “crews” each lead by a Battalion Chief Shift Commander that serve the day to day operations of the Department. This includes all emergency services as well as a wide variety of non-emergency operational services to meet the Mission and Vison of the Department and the City.

Special Operations

Under the Emergency Service umbrella, lead by a Battalion Chief, OFD special operations for the City of Owensboro and the immediate region include Hazardous Materials and the various disciplines of Technical Rescue.

Emergency Medical Services

Under the emergency services umbrella, OFD offers Basic Life Support non-transport emergency first response to a variety of call types. A Captain serves as our EMS Coordinator.