Russellville City Fire Department provides specialized rescue including vehicle extrication, high-angle rescue and confined space rescue. Firefighters are trained in these areas and continuously update their training under the direction of instructors. The Fire Department works with local industries and often conducts training exercises on industrial sites to enhance the cooperation between the department and local facilities and to better prepare for incidents.
Russellville City Fire Department handles all hazardous materials incidents inside the city and supports outside agencies upon request. All firefighters are trained at the Operations level while some firefighters are trained as Hazardous Materials Technicians. The Fire Department houses the regional Decontamination And Rapid Response Team (DARRT) hazardous materials trailer for Kentucky Area 4. The trailer contains equipment used for hazardous materials incidents.