Three shifts are primarily responsible for fire suppression. Each shift is under the direction of a Captain who serves as the shift commander. In the absence of the Fire Chief, the Captain is directly responsible for all fire ground operations. The first out Engine is staffed with the Captain and two firefighters. RCFD responds to any fire within the city limits of Russellville and provides automatic aid to surrounding agencies for certain incidents. Part-time and off duty firefighters are automatically paged for structural fires, fire alarms, and smoke investigations. Captains may request the part-time and off duty as needed for large incidents.
Ladder 1 crew getting ready to vent the roof on Armstrong St fire.
RFD responds to a early morning house fire on Armstrong St