The Huntsville Fire Department was organized shortly after WWII and formally recognized by the Insurance Services Office, the organization that establishes Public Protection Classifications, and the state of Arkansas in 1953. Since its inception, it has been staffed by volunteers within the community to respond to emergency situations ranging from fires, to medical calls, to water rescues, vehicle extrications, and high angle rope rescues. The members pride themselves on being aggressive with fire attacks, compassionate with medical assists, and ever ready to meet the challenges of those in imminent danger. The Huntsville Fire Department currently holds an ISO Public Protection Classification of 4.
The mission of the Huntsville Fire Department is to minimize loss of life, property and the environment from fires, natural disasters, life threatening situations, and to assist other emergency agencies. Our mission shall be accomplished through quality SERVICE delivery as follows:
SAFETY: for the community we protect and the personnel that protect it.
EDUCATION: through programs for our citizens and youth.
RESPONSIVENESS: to the suggestions, influences, appeals or efforts of others.
VISION: from the past, to the present and into the future.
INSPECTIONS: investigations, inspections and pre-incident plans
COMMITMENT: to our community, our families, ourselves and each other.
EMPATHY: for all.
The vision of the Huntsville Fire Department is to be an established authority within Madison County recognized in all risk-related disciplines.
The Huntsville Fire Department values:
• Employees and their health
• Training and developing personnel
• Partnerships with other public safety agencies
• Reducing risk for all citizens in our response area
Huntsville Fire Department (like all Madison County departments, and the majority of fire departments across the nation) operates on a volunteer basis and we are always looking for individuals who are willing to work hard as part of our team to keep our community safe. If this sounds like you, feel free to reach out here!