Fire Department

March 1, 2016 is the last day of open burning of yard waste for residents inside Jefferson City.  Burning season will open again on November 1, 2016.  Residents may take yard waste to compost facility at 2417 Southridge Dr.  For more information on compost facility go to and visit the Yard Waste page.  Anyone needing further information on open burning may call the Jefferson City Fire Department at 573-634-6401.

 September is National Preparedness Month

"Dont Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan

The Jefferson City Fire Department would like to remind you that we have a shared responsibility to be prepared for all types of hazards, both personally and professionally. Each September during National Preparedness Month, we have an opportunity to take action to prepare ourselves and our families for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live and work. 

We are more mobile than ever, and we aren’t always with our families and loved ones whether we’re at work, getting our children settled into school and college, or on the go.  We can have greater peace of mind by knowing we have a plan. JCFD encourages you to work with your family to update your emergency plan. If you don’t have one already, you can get started with the family communication plan at

If you have a smartphone or tablet and haven’t done so already – please feel free to download the FEMA App.  It can be used to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the country, which can help track the weather where your family and friends live.

National Preparedness Month culminates with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30, when FEMA, partners and communities across the country highlight the importance of taking action and practicing emergency preparedness actions.

This is your chance to celebrate the American spirit of resilience and to rededicate yourself to the important task of being prepared in the face of any crisis.


Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

If you need a fire alarm installed sign up through

American Red Cross to schedule an appointment.

Smoke Alarm Installation Event Overview

Campaign Purpose:

Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire in the United States. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a fire is reported. Nearly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to home fires. Damage from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual sales of many Fortune 500 companies. For the past 20 years, these numbers have been relatively stagnant. By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the American Red Cross and our coalition partners will attack that stagnation. In an unprecedented, nationwide effort to combine new technology and innovation with old-fashioned neighbor-to-neighbor outreach, we will save lives, reduce injuries, and cut down on needless losses. Our goal is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the United States by 25% within five years, and we aim to achieve that goal by carrying out the activities listed below together with our partners.

Our Purpose
To contribute to the overall quality of life by promoting a safe community through fire prevention and emergency response.

West Elm Fire

What We Do

The services provided by the fire department include: fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, and overall management of emergencies. The department delivers emergency services from five fire stations strategically located within the city limits. Fire suppression services are rendered from seven fire trucks and one command vehicle. The frontline fleet includes three engines, two rescue pumpers, and two 100-foot ladder trucks. All frontline fire trucks are equipped with thermal imaging cameras, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and carbon monoxide detectors. The fire department also maintains a reserve fleet of vehicles that are utilized when frontline trucks are out of service.  The reserve trucks include two engines, one rescue pumper, and one 75-foot ladder truck which are also used during callback procedures in the event of a large fire. 

The fire department also conducts fire safety inspections of all city businesses on an annual basis. Six fire personnel serve as special inspectors that oversee plan review, inspect high hazard locations, and perform new business inspections.  In 2014, the fire department and the city’s IT department developed a new software system to assist the department in tracking fire inspections and verifying business addresses.

Firefighters provide a variety of fire safety programs that include: workplace fire extinguisher training, a simulated fire trailer, and the education of children on the importance of fire safety and exit plans. Each fire station also has multiple firefighters that are certified child passenger safety seat installation technicians.

All fire personnel are state-licensed emergency medical technicians or paramedics and many are trained to perform specialized services including high angle and water rescue, trench collapse, automobile extrication, confined space and structural collapse operations.

Contact Information
Fire Administration
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (573) 634-6401
Fax: (573) 634-6402