Athens Fire & Rescue


Athens Fire & Rescue is always ready to serve the city of Athens. During these difficult and uncertain times of the outbreak of COVID-19. Athens Fire & Rescue will continue to respond and serve the city of Athens. We have taken extra steps to protect our firefighters. Please be patient with us and all first responders during this time. We are all facing uncharted waters. Please know that if you call 911 for assistance, dispatchers will be asking extra questions regarding symptoms related to COVID-19. This is not to be invasive. This is to assist you and to help protect us at Athens Fire & Rescue as well as other first responders. We are also temporarily closing our stations and administrative office to the public. If you need non-emergent assistance from the fire department, please contact us by the phone numbers listed on this website or use the email contact forms. Also, all public relation events scheduled for Athens Fire & Rescue will be rescheduled for a later date. For up to date information on COVID-19, please refer to Limestone County EMA, Alabama Department of Public Health, and the CDC.  


In an emergency dial 9-1-1.


The Athens Fire and Rescue Department is dedicated to the service of our residents, local businesses, and visitors.  The department consists of 43 certified firefighters, most of which are also licensed EMTs, 2 fire prevention personnel, and an administrative assistant.
These certified firefighters work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that the city of Athens has constant fire services protection. The fire department covers the entire city limits which is just less than 40 square miles with a population of approximately 26,000.The department has 3 stations strategically placed to give the most efficient response possible. Through continual training and hard work the fire department maintains an ISO Class 2 rating. The fire department responds to any fire related emergency, serious medical emergency, motor vehicle crashes, HAZMAT incidents (county wide), and various other calls for assistance as needed.

Mutual Aid

The Fire Department also gives and receives mutual aid from the 12 volunteer fire departments in Limestone County upon request. Athens Fire Department wants to thank the volunteer departments of Limestone County for their hard work and dedication to their communities. We would also like to thank them for their continued support and assistance when we need it. They always answer the call when requested. If you are a Limestone County resident that lives outside the city limits, please support your local volunteer fire department in any way you can.  

911 Center

We are dispatched through the Athens-Limestone County 911 center. Without the dedicated service of the men and women at the 911 Center we could not do our jobs. They are there to receive your call for help 24 hours a day and send the correct agency as needed.

If you have an emergency in Athens or Limestone county, the staff at Athens-Limestone 911 will get you the help needed as quick as possible. We at the Athens Fire and Rescue want the thank the staff at Athens-Limestone 911 for great job they do for us and all the citizens of Limestone County!

Please contact the fire department with any questions you may have. We are here to serve you!