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Harrison Fire Department Patch OPERATIONS DIVISION 

The Division Chief of Operations direct the day to day operations of the division, reporting directly to the Fire Chief. The Operation Division is responsible for responding to a wide range of critical emergencies such as structure/grass/vehicle fires, medical, vehicle accidents, and other emergent calls. The division is broke down into three shifts, which are supervised by Battalion Chiefs assigned to each shift. Each shift works 48 hours and are off 96 hours. Every station; Central Station on Industrial Park Road, Station No. 2 on South Spring Street, and Station No. 3 on Airport Road are always staffed. The department is equipped with four engines, a ladder truck, two rescue units, a brush truck, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting truck, ambulance, and rescue boat.

The Harrison Fire Department being progressive, all hazard emergency response service; every firefighter receives specialized training such as swift water rescue, high angle rescue, patient extrication and medical care. Every firefighter within the operations division are Nationally Registered EMT’s; to provide critical medical care to patients until a higher level of care arrives. Our department works closely with our local emergency medical service (EMS) to better serve our community. As of November of 2022 the Operations Division has added an ambulance to the fleet which will respond to medical calls. The Harrison Fire Department is the only paid department in Boone County which is staffed and ready to respond to a call 24 hours a day. The department routinely assist other agencies in Boone County and surrounding counties in emergency response. All of our firefighters are required to have continuous training and education. When firefighters are not responding to calls, firefighters are continuously training in fire suppression and training in rescue techniques of retrieving a patient from confined spaces, multistory buildings or cliffs, patients entrapped in vehicles, or patients entrapped in structure fires. Education leads to knowledgeable and skilled firefighters, and repetition of that knowledge and of those skills leads to a proficient firefighter.

 The department strives to serve the community with the highest level of care possible. With hard work, training, and with the best equipment in the area, we not only help our community with those who experience emergencies but we help by lowering insurance cost (ISO) for residential and business owners. We at the Harrison Fire Department are dedicated and privilaged to serve our community.

Message from the Fire Chief

Welcome to the Harrison Fire Department website.

The goal of our page is to provide valuable information about your fire department and the services we provide.

We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention and public education. We serve our residents with 31 personnel from 3 fire stations and maintain an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of a Class 2. We recently created a Community Risk Reduction Division within our department that handles all aspects of building construction and fire code enforcement within the city.

With all of this being said, there is still another very important part of what we do. It is extremely important that your fire department be an active, visible, and approachable part of the community of our growing, vibrant city every chance we get. I encourage you to take the opportunity to stop by and visit with us.

On behalf of the entire department, we thank you for the opportunity to serve you. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.


Marc Lowery                                                IAAI-CFI, CI, FIT / NAFI-CFEI

Fire Chief                                                     Harrison Fire Department

Community Risk Reduction Division