Car Seat Safety

Madisonville Fire Department implemented a car seat inspection program in 2014 to provide a much needed service to our community. Our technicians have been trained through Safe Kids and NHTSA ( National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Participants completed a 40 hour training class to receive their certification. Car Seat SafetyMFD currently has 4 infant/child seat technicians in the department to help our community by providing this free service. MFD is committed to maintain the certifications of these technicians and add additional technicians as the need arises.

97% of car seats in KY are not correctly installed or the child is restrained improperly. Anyone wanting to get their car seat inspected and learn how to properly install and buckle a child in, are encouraged to contact Madisonville Fire Department. We will set a date and time when a technician will be available to assist you. You can expect to spend up to 30 minutes with the technician. During this time a trained professional will help you inspect your car seat as well as teach you how to install and properly use it. Information that will be reviewed:

- Proper car seat for your child based on height and weight
- Making sure your car seat has not expired and that there is no recall on any part of it
- Proper restraint strap placement for your child
- Along with some other safety tips for you and your children

Contact Information Madisonville Fire Department Station (270) 824-2148

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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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