The mission of the Covington Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters. We will accomplish our mission through fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazard mitigation, fire prevention, fire education, and other emergency and non-emergency activities.
Fire & Rescue Services
The Covington Fire Department provides fire and rescue service from five fire stations utilizing four engines, two ladder trucks, one specialized rescue, and five ALS ambulances. The department also consists of a command staff that leads the fire department in daily operations. To request a copy of a Fire Report please complete the request form.
The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) is an independent company that collects and evaluates information about municipal fire suppression efforts in communities throughout the United States. The data is analyzed using their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number from 1 to 10 is assigned to the community. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. Click here for the Insurance Service Organization Public Protection Class Rating for the City of Covington.
Emergency Medical Services
The Fire Department manages all EMS services for the City and staffs five advanced life support ambulances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ambulances respond to greater than 9,000 calls for service per year. Strategically stationed in firehouses throughout the city, three full-time ambulances and two cross-staffed ambulances serve the residents of Covington.
Emergency Medical Service Units, more commonly known as Ambulances, are dispatched upon 911 Emergency calls and provide transportation to the nearest hospital. The City does bill for this service, and therefore patients utilizing this service will receive a bill in the mail from Intermedix, the Fire Department’s third party billing agency. Any questions regarding this service can be directed to the Fire Department at 859-431-0462 or Intermedix directly at 1-888-987-2083. To request a copy of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Run Report please complete the request form.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPPA requires us to provide you a Notice of Privacy Practices. The Notice of Privacy Practices provides information regarding the protection of your healthcare information.
Company 1: Headquarters and administrative offices
100 East Robbins Street
Phone: (859) 431-0462 Fax: (859) 431-3315
Company 2: West Covington
1252 Parkway Avenue
Phone: (859) 581-9835 Fax: (859) 581-2796
Company 5: South Covington
1255 Hands Pike
Phone: (859) 356-6809 Fax: (859) 292-2253
Company 6: Peaselburg
1502 Holman Avenue
Phone: (859) 431-3098 Fax: (859) 431-1372
Company 8: Latonia
3315 Church Street
Phone: (859) 581-9918 Fax: (859) 292-2282
For contact Details of Battalion Chiefs and other members of the Fire Department, see a complete staff listing.
The Covington Fire Department can assist you in finding CPR, First Aid, OSHA, and/or fire extinguisher training. Please contact EMS Director Dave Geiger at 859.292.2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire safety education is available to all 4th grade students in the City of Covington. For more information, contact Lieutenant Larry Cappel, Fire Safety Educator, at 859.356.6809 or email@example.com
The Fire Department also has access to a “Fire Safety House” that can be used for educational purposes or for events and festivals within Covington. The Fire Safety House features simulated smoke and fire events to educate the public on how to safely get out of a building, should a fire occur. To schedule the Fire Safety House, contact Company 1 at least 30 days prior to your event.
Fire Safety & Prevention Information
For more information regarding fire safety and prevention, visit the U.S. Fire Administration’s website by clicking here.
The U.S. Fire Administration provides beneficial information including answers to frequently asked questions such as:
Open Burning Information
For information regarding open and outdoor burning including recreational fires in the City of Covington, click here.
Learn before you burn! Learn more about the Kentucky Division of Air Quality's open burning rules and regulations by clicking here.
- To view the Spanish open burning brochure, please click here.