Department Overview

Capital Building 1911 day after fire-resize

The Jefferson City Fire Department was born out of necessity with the burning of the Capitol on February 5, 1911. On October 7, 1912, the Jefferson City council passed ordinance 1089, which created a new paid fire department.

Today's JCFD
4 administrative staff personnel 
   Fire Chief
   Division Chief of Public Education
   Division Chief of Training
   Administrative assistant

72 fire suppression personnel
   3 shifts on a 48/96 hour schedule- A, B & C Shift

  5 Fire Stations
  Administration Office
  Reserve Apparatus Storage Facility
  Training Facility

A frontline fleet of seven fire trucks, plus one command vehicle, are housed in five fire stations strategically located within the city limits is comprised of:
  • three engines,
  • two rescue pumpers and
  • two ladder trucks.
All frontline fire trucks are equipped with:
  • thermal imaging cameras,
  • automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and
  • multi-gas detectors.
The fire department also maintains a reserve fleet of vehicles that are utilized during callback procedures in the event of a large fire or other major event and when frontline trucks are out of service. 
The reserve trucks include:
  • two engines,
  • one rescue pumper and
  • one ladder truck. 

Incident Response Information

Total call number graph

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 4238 4596 4644 5060 4650 5133 5467 5067 5663