The Randolph County Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to residents and visitors alike. The department serves 430 square miles of unincorporated areas of the county and provides mutual aid to other jurisdictions and counties when needed.
The fire department responds to more than 200 calls annually. These emergencies include fires, emergency medical first responder and non-transport rescues, motor vehicle accidents, farm accidents, hazardous materials spills, watercraft and public assist calls. The department is responsible for fire suppression, fire prevention, fire investigation, emergency medical training, CERT team training, fire hydrant service and maintenance, building familiarization and inspections, fire apparatus maintenance, community disaster contingency planning and fire emergency management.
Fire Rescue is also responsible for responding to all structure fires and other applicable calls in Randolph County; keeping updated records for ISO (Insurance Services Organization) and working to achieve the best ISO rating; coordinating joint training for its firefighters; providing fire safety classes for schools and daycare centers; working with local and state agencies on arson investigations; recruiting new volunteer firefighters and coordinating volunteer firefighter training.
These critical services are provided through a combination of both career and volunteer staff. Volunteer firefighters play an integral role in the delivery of fire, rescue and emergency medical services in the unincorporated areas of Randolph County. The Fire Department meets all state requirements for training and has an ISO rating of 4/4/x.