Madisonville Fire Department

The Madisonville Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Greg Brasher. Chief Brasher began his career with department on January 13, 1992 and was sworn in as Chief on September 2, 2014 by Mayor David Jackson.

Ray Wyatt is the Assistant Fire Chief. Ray began his career with the department on November 3, 1991 and was sworn in as the Assistant Fire Chief on May 2, 2013 by Mayor David Jackson.

The Madisonville Fire Department is a fully paid department that operates 4 fire stations with 61 members and a fleet of 15 vehicles. Station 1, located at 98 East Center St., is considered the headquarters station with offices of the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Division, and the Training Officer, in addition to fire suppression forces. MFD maintains firefighters on duty at each station 24 hours per day. There are three shifts that work 24 hours each and are on a unique rotation to ensure around the clock fire protection and rescue services to the citizens of Madisonville.

Copies of fire reports and other standard administrative matters may be obtained during regular office hours which are 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday.


Have you always wondered what it would take to become a Madisonville Firefighter? Careers with the Madisonville Fire Department focus on Safety, Service, Education, and Tradition. Firefighter careers are also very Rewarding.  Download this full color brochure to learn more about how you could begin a career with the Madisonville Fire Department.




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Madisonville Fire Department seeks Training Officer

The City of Madisonville will be accepting applications for the position of Fire Training Officer. The qualified applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent; supplemented by college level course work and basic fire fighting experience, emergency services and fire service management; 5 years experience in the fire service and one year in fire training; Kentucky certified or IFSAC certified as Instructor Level II; EMT certified, instructor preferred. Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2016 and must be turned into the Human Resource Office at 67 N. Main Street, Madisonville KY 42431 by 4 p.m. Click the link to find information on the Job Classification SOP.

New Ladder Truck


Madisonville Fire Department begin looking for ways to replace its 1987 102' Rear Mount Ladder truck a few years back. The truck had numerous mechanical problems and was a open cab vehicle, which posed a serious risk to firefighters. Due to the overwhelming cost of this truck, the fire department applied for a AFG Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The AFG grant was turned down 5 years in a row.  In 2013 the AFG allowed vehicle grants to be applied for as a regional grant.

MFD decided to apply for this using the regional approach. It took into account all the run volume, vehicles, and staffing for the entire county.  In late 2013 MFD was awarded its AFG grant for $1,100,000 for its new ladder truck. It was also awarded $25,000 for additional NFPA required equipment, for the truck. MFD members looked at several different options for a new truck. It was determined that a Mid-Mount truck would best suit our needs.

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