Henderson Fire Department

The Henderson Fire Department delivers fire suppression, fire prevention, and fire inspections to the residents of the city of Henderson, Kentucky. The fire department is comprised of 60 firefighters, which includes a training captain, an arson investigator, an inspector, three assistant chiefs, and the fire chief, as well as two administrative personnel.

Emergency fire services are delivered from four stations that are located within the city limits of Henderson. A minimum of three fully staffed engine companies, one fully staffed ladder company and one rescue company will be maintained throughout each shift.

All City of Henderson Firefighters are Kentucky Emergency Medical Technicians or must be able to obtain certification within one year of employment. Additionally, they must complete 100 hours of continuing education classes per year.


For the year 2018, the Henderson Fire Department responded to 2,965 calls. They are broken down as follows:
  • 124 fires (structure, cooking, grass, outside rubbish, etc.)
  • 13 no fire (excessive heat and / or scorch burns)
  • 2055 rescue and EMS incidents (EMS call excluding vehicle accident, vehicle accident with injuries, motor vehicle vs. pedestrian, extrication, etc.)
  • 200 hazardous conditions (gas leaks, electrical problem, arcing, overheated motor, and carbon monoxide)
  • 115 service calls (emergency lock outs, smoke removal, etc.)
  • 175 good intent calls (odor of smoke, smoke detector replacement, etc.)
  • 275 false alarm or false call
  • One weather related
  • 7 special incident

In addition to responding to fires, the Henderson Fire Department will respond to:
  • Emergency medical calls
  • Structural collapse
  • Aircraft emergencies
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Water rescue/recovery
  • Trench and excavation collapse
  • High angle rescue
  • Emergency lock outs
  • Disasters
  • Bomb threats


The mission of the Henderson Fire Department is to improve the quality of life of our customers through the effective and efficient delivery of fire protection services.