Fire Department

At the Pelham Fire Department, we are committed to meeting the needs of our citizens; to conducting ourselves as professionals with compassion and efficiency.


  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Public Education
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Surface and Underwater Rescue
  • Confined Space/High Angle Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Mitigation


Fire Prevention Division

  • Fire Inspections
  • Fire Investigations
  • Plans Review
  • Public Education

EMS Division

  • Provides our citizens with the best medical care possible as their needs arise
  • Our personnel have the best training and equipment available along with a thorough QA program
  • Oversees record keeping, licensure and compliance with applicable State and Federal laws and regulations

Training Division

  • Training courses for both Pelham firefighters and firefighters across the state of Alabama.
  • Pelham firefighters received 97 certifications in various specialty areas of fire response in 2016
  • Responsible for the department’s safety programs

ISO Rating

The Pelham Fire Department has an ISO Class 2 rating, protecting approximately 23,000 citizens within a 37-square-mile area. We respond to approximately 3,000 calls annually. Our community protection includes residential, commercial, and rural use types of properties, including Oak Mountain State Park.


The Pelham Fire Department was founded in 1964 as a volunteer organization and evolved into a full-time department in 1984. We currently employ 80 certified firefighters/emergency medical technicians who work a 24-hour on / 48-hour off schedule. Pelham is home to five fire stations strategically positioned throughout the city. Each station houses an Advanced Life Support (ALS) pumper along with the specialty equipment assigned to that station.