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Huntsville Fire Department

Department Overview: The Huntsville Fire Department was formally established in 1953. The department was created by concerned citizens because of the lack of fire protection in the county. In its early years, the HFD protected all of Madison County.

Our department has a proud history as an all-volunteer organization but times have changed and a need exists to transition to a combination department and these two positions will be our first career firefighters.

City/County/Area Information: The City of Huntsville is part of the rapidly growing NW Arkansas Metropolitan area. Close enough to shopping and entertainment while surrounded by beautiful outdoor locations.

Compared to the rest of the country, Huntsville's cost of living is 14.0% lower than the U.S. average.

Population: Huntsville's population is 2,879 people.

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 department has been under the command of the following chiefs, starting with the current chief:

Kevin Shinn

Lee Grady

Jeremy Shinn

Lucas Myer

Terry Phillips

Charles Coger

Randy Shinn

Fred Ed Northcross, III

Gene Shinn

Jack Scott

Steve Spurlock

Charles Gurley

Floyd Roberts

Ted Sutton

*A special thanks to Randy Shinn for providing the above information.

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Mission statement

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:

Professionalism – "Consistently demonstrate a high standard".

• Health and Safety – Personal and professional health and safety is paramount in fulfilling the mission of the

Huntsville Fire Department.

Teamwork– Encourage unity and a cooperative attitude

Leadership: "Providing guidance and support throughout community and department"

Tradition: "Preserving and carrying forward the legacy of those who served before us".

Dedication: "Serve our community and department to the best of our ability".

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Contact Information


Fire Chief Kevin Shinn


PO Box 126

Business Phone: 479-738-2321


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City of Huntsville Codes

In this section is a link to Huntsville’s City Code divided by chapters, known as titles. Click on any title to view, print, or download in PDF format.

Huntsville fire department