Founded in 1957, as the Jesamine County Fire Department; the Jessamine County Fire District became a fire taxing district in 1972 and is funded by a fire district tax pursuant to and in accordance with Chapter 75 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes. The Fire District is governed by a seven member board of trustees.
Jessamine County, KY is approximately 173 square miles of urban/rural geography with a population of 45,555 according to the 2007 Census Report. The fire district protects mostly rural farmland while the cities of Nicholasville and Wilmore, KY are protected by their own fire departments respectively within their boundaries. All three agencies work hand and hand with each other through mutual aid agreements in times of major fires or incidents. These mutual aid agreements allow the combination of manpower, equipment, experience and knowledge that is second to none in the fire service.
The specific purpose of the Jessamine County Fire District shall be to: " Prevent and suppress fire and other similar hazards, to protect the lives and property of the public and to assist other governmental agencies in pursuit of these goals".
Jessamine County Fire District utilizes part-time and volunteer firefighters to staff its department. The Fire District also employs a full time Fire Chief. There are currently 44 members on the Jessamine County Fire District roster. Applications for new members is ongoing and a new class of recruits is scheduled to begin in early 2011. Please visit our Members page for more information about our staff and how you may become a member of the Jessamine County Fire District.
Jessamine County Fire District consists of 13 units of firefighting apparatus, 4 specialized rescue trailers, 2 rescue apparatus, 3 watercraft, 1 all-terrain vehicle and 2 support vehicles. This fleet of vehicles is housed in seven stations located throughout Jessamine County. Please visit our Apparatus page to learn more about our equipment and it's capabilities.
Jessamine County Fire District has the capability to protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education and community service. The Jessamine County Fire District is accountable to our community for the highest quality safety services, including emergency response, emergency prevention and community education. Today's modern fire service is presently undergoing a transitional process. Over the last few years, JCFD has evolved into a highly sophisticated public safety rescue system.The Jessamine County Fire District has a vision that guides the organization towards excellence. That goal is achieved through deliberate planning, adaptability and the courage to embrace challenges and opportunities. Please visit our Training page to learn more about what it takes to be a modern day firefighter.
The purpose of our site is to provide citizens of the county, visitors, private and public organizations, and other interested parties information about the members, equipment, vehicles, techniques, operations, and training of the Jessamine County Fire District, and other community issues deemed important by the Jessamine County Fire District .