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About Our Department

      We are a department that provides emergency medical treatment and transportation, fire suppression, rescue, and many other emergency and non-emergency services to approximately 17,000 residents and rapidly growing.  Currently we have two stations and a third station is on the way. Our service district is approximately 49 square miles in south-central Boone County, Kentucky as well as mutual aid to the surrounding cities and districts. We are bordered to the North by the City of Florence and Burlington, to the West by Belleview-McVille, to the East by Walton, and to the South by Verona. We provide these services with approximately 47 members; some being Firefighters, Firefighter/EMTs,  Firefighter/Paramedics, and Paramedics-Only, full-time, and part-time.

Our mission statement is to “Care for Our Community.”  We strive to make the community better and make an impact through continued training of best practices in fire suppression and emergency medical care.

Ladder 71

Union Fire Protection District Call Volume By Station

Year Station 1 Total Calls Station 1 Fire Calls Station 1 EMS Calls Station 2 Total Calls Station 2 Fire Calls Station 2 EMS Calls
2020 1503 413 1258 115 39 97
2021 1843 416 1612 125 38 101
2022 2180 690 1847 128 43 108

      Union Fire Protection District Response Vehicles

Providing the best care for our district requires the use of several different vehicles and apparatus. Union Fire Protection District with it’s surrounding mutual aid districts has made great strides in ensuring our members have the vehicles and tools necessary to provide the best services to our community.

We have several different fire apparatus to meet the needs of our community including:

4 Fire Engines (2 – 2021 E-One Rescue Pumper, 1 – 2007 Rosenbauer Pumper, & 1 – 1997 Freightliner Rescue Pumper)

1 Ladder (2008 Rosenbauer Viper Aerial)

1 Brush Truck (2003 Ford F350 w/Brush Skid Unit)

1 Utility Truck (2005 Ford F350 w/Utility Bed)

In addition to our fire appratus, we have several ambulances to meet the needs of our community which include:

3 Ambulances (1 – 2023 Ford F550 w/Braun Patient Care Compartment, 1 – 2015 Dodge 4500 w/PL Custom Patient Compartment, & 1 – 2016 Dodge 5500 w/Braun Patient Compartment)

We also have command staff vehicles that respond to some of our larger incidents.

Our Stations

Our equipment and staff are located at strategic locations in our District in order to facilitate rapid, timely responses to emergencies.

Union Fire Station 71

  Fire Station 71 is located at 9611 U.S. Highway 42. This is the station which houses most of our career staff, as well as, the majority of our volunteer members. Station 71 houses two Engines, one Tanker, two Ambulances, one Aerial Ladder Truck, one Utility Truck, and our Command Staff Vehicles.


union fire protection district station 72

 Fire Station 72 is located on Beaver Road between the East Bend Power Plant and Big Bone Lick State Park. This station is staffed by two career members 24/7. Station 72 houses one Engine, one Brush Truck and one Ambulance.