The mission of the Fayetteville Fire Department is to prevent fires, through inspection and education, to prevent loss of life and property, to confine a fire to the place of origin, to extinguish the fire, and to rescue trapped or injured victims.
Fire Department Duties and Activities
The department has 20 paid personnel, including the Chief and Assistant Chief, and 7 part-time personnel. We have 4 certified Hazmat Technicians, 23 certified in vehicle extrication and 1 in advanced extrication. Fayetteville Fire has 17 state certified Emergency Medical Responders, 1 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, 1 Basic Emergency Medical Technician and 1 Critical Care Paramedic. We answer approximately 1200 calls for service per year. With 3 ICC certified fire inspectors and 1 Firefighting Commission Fire inspector on staff, FFD inspects all businesses inside the city limits twice a year, flow tests all fire hydrants twice a year, and inspects all new construction as it is built. We partner with the Elk Valley Times and Rotary Club to provide between 550 and 650 needy children each year with toys for Christmas through the Lincoln County Toy Drive. The department personnel have contact with approximately 2200 Children and 1000 Adults each year for fire prevention activity.
The City of Fayetteville Fire Department is proud to announce that the City maintains a Class 3 rating by the Insurance Service Office, or ISO. The Insurance Service Office evaluates and analyzes different capabilities:
- Over all fire department operations, including apparatus & equipment maintenance, training, staffing operational considerations, geographic location of fire equipment, emergency response times, fire prevention, and public education.
- Emergency communications consisting of fire alarms and dispatching
- Water Supply, based on inspections and flow testing of hydrants, along with alternate water supply considerations.
- Needed fire flows, or the amount of water necessary for fire suppression.
A scale of 10-1 is used to determine the ISO rating. 10 is considered having no coverage over an area, and 1 having the very best coverage. Through hard work and dedication, the City of Fayetteville Fire Department maintains a Class 3 ISO, and strives to improve every day.