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. In year 2019, training hours of all sworn personnel were 12, 314.75.


For the year 2019, the Henderson Fire Department responded to 3,213 calls. They are broken down as follows:
  • 4 mutual aid                                                                                    
  • 61 residential fires
  • 46 service calls
  • 16 spill, leak calls
  • 46 trash fires
  • 17 vehicle fires
  • 21 CO alarms
  • 17 unknown
  • 27 other
  • 278 alarms
  • 39 smell of smoke
  • 1 Aircraft crash/emergency
  • 20 arcing lines
  • 342 auto accident
  • 46 investigation
  • 106 hazardous condition
  • 6 commercial structure fires
  • 2028 EMS calls
  • 17 grass fires
  • 32 lockouts
  • 23 Rescue
  • 20 water/dive rescue
Average response time to calls was 3 minutes 41 seconds

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.