Bowling Green Fire Department
The Bowling Green Fire Department is a fully paid department that achieved national accreditation in 2008 and reaccreditation in 2014 and 2018 through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, also known as the Center for Public Safety Excellence. This accreditation gives us a rare achievement within the fire service in that only 3 fire departments in Kentucky and only 278 fire departments in the United States & Canada have this distinction.
Our department has also achieved a Class 01/1X Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which is the highest rating we’ve attained in our history. ISO collects and evaluates four primary categories of fire suppression – the fire department, water supply, emergency communications and community risk reduction. This accomplishment has only been acquired by 388 fire departments in the nation. Most insurance companies use ISO’s PPC when calculating residential, commercial and industrial property premiums and an improved rating can lead to a reduction in insurance premiums. ISO analyzes data and assigns the PPC grade a number from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. The new rating became effective on September 1, 2020.
Our department has a total of 138 employees working out of 6 stations and 1 administrative office building. Our 7th station is currently under construction and should open in early 2021. The department has the following divisions: administration, suppression, prevention/inspection and training. For more information, see the Bowling Green Fire Department Mission Statement. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, see the Bowling Green Fire Department Mission Statement. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Admin Office (Address):
625 East 6th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
8:00am - 4:30pm
News & Announcements
Mar 10, 2021
When we change our clocks to daylight savings time Sunday, March 14, that’s also a perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Jun 1, 2020
The Bowling Green Fire Department has achieved their highest Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification rating.
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