The mission of the Prattville Fire Department is to protect lives and property by preventing the occurrence and minimizing the effects of fire, sudden illness, accidents, and disasters.
The first organized fire protection in the City of Prattville was formed in 1850 and volunteers responded whenever a fire occurred. In 1965, Prattville hired its first paid firefighters and operated with paid employees and volunteers. In the early 1970's, Prattville became a full-time paid department.
Currently the Prattville Fire Department serves a response area of 36 square miles, protects 26,000 citizens, employs 80 full time personnel and has 3 stations. Of the 89 employees 10 personnel are administrative which are located at the City Annex. Five (5) are assigned to the Codes and Standards Division, located in a different building.
The remaining 74 employees of the fire department work a 24 on and 48 hour off schedule while operating the three fire stations located across the city. They staff two engine companies, a 95 ft. aerial platform, a rescue company, three ALS transport units and one command vehicle.
These personnel also makeup several specialized rescue teams that include dive rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, high rope rescue, hazardous material response team, swift water rescue, and a heavy and medium rescue team.
As the only ambulance service in Autauga County, the department answers emergency and non-emergency calls, including non-emergency transports. The department has a fleet of six ALS transport units. There is one “first out” unit and one reserve unit assigned to each of the 3 stations. Of the 89 employees 55 are nationally registered paramedics. Paramedics’ response to all ambulance and fire calls. The department also contracts with Autauga County to respond to calls outside the city limits of Prattville.