What is now  Jacksonville's fire station was built in the 1950s on the site of an old Chinese building. It served as the City Administrative Offices for 40 years until the offices moved to another location two blocks away.

Organized in 1883, Jacksonville's original volunteer fire department, Engine Company #1, responded to the call of the Jacksonville Fire Hall bell well into the 1950s. Eventually, it was re-organized into a professional department with full-time fire fighters, interns and volunteers who continue their mission of protecting the lives and properties of the town's 2,850 residents.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT is made up of volunteers trained in basic disaster response who support our first responders under the direction of the Jacksonville Fire Department by taking an active role within our community during emergencies. The organization also helps educate people about disaster preparedness.

Learn more about CERT on the Jackson County Emergency Management web site and the CERT Facebook page or email the Public Information Officer.

Photo Gallery

View our photo gallery for images that show the ways in which the Fire Department is helping our community.