Welcome to the Glasgow Fire Department!

The Glasgow Fire Department is not only a department within the city but a family of 36 frontline firefighters, 3 command staff and 1 administrative assistant.  We dedicate each day to ensure that the city and its citizens stay safe.  We are here to serve you in any way we can.  We strive for excellence not only in our skills and knowledge of our job, but in our desire to be of good character and role models for others that choose this profession.  We have an obligation to the ones that paved the way for us and for those that choose to follow in our footsteps.  We realize the trust and responsibility you have put in us, and we do not take it lightly, thank you, we will do our best not to let you down.

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-Chief William Rock

Fire Chief William J Rock

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a burn permit?

Burn permits are issued and only good for the same day. Call 270-651-5170 and answer a couple of questions, we will send someone out to your location to look around and issue the permit- as long as everything looks good. There is no fee to obtain a permit.

Can I visit the fire department?

Yes! Both stations offer tours for anyone to come visit. We enjoy having children come out with their excited faces and smiles. Our Firefighters will provide hats, stickers, bracelets, and/or coloring pages to the children.

Who do I call in an emergency?

In the event of any emergency, please call 9-1-1 for our trucks to be dispatched out to you.

How can I find out about burn bans?

County and City Government sites post when there is any burn ban in effect. 

Also, you can call us at any time to find out if any bans are in place.

Fire Hazard Seasons are Feb 15th- April 30th, and Oct 1st- Dec. 15th. During these seasons it is illegal to burn within 150 feet of woodland or brushland between 6am- 6pm. 

When should I change the batteries in my smoke alarms?

An easy way to remember is to change the batteries when time change happens. 

How old do I have to be to apply for position of firefighter?

For employment with GFD, you have to be 18 years old, with high school diploma or equivalent. 

GFD Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross designed by multiple firefighters.

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