The mission of the Covington Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters. We will accomplish our mission through fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazard mitigation, fire prevention, fire education, and other emergency and non-emergency activities.

Fire & Rescue Services

The Covington Fire Department provides fire and rescue service from five fire stations utilizing four engines, two ladder trucks, one specialized rescue, and five ALS ambulances. The department also consists of a command staff that leads the fire department in daily operations. To request a copy of a Fire Report please complete the request form and email it to

The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) is an independent company that collects and evaluates information about municipal fire suppression efforts in communities throughout the United States. The  data is analyzed using their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number from 1 to 10 is assigned to the community. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. Click here for the Insurance Service Organization Public Protection Class Rating for the City of Covington.

Emergency Medical Services

The Fire Department manages all EMS services for the City and staffs five advanced life support ambulances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ambulances respond to greater than 9,000 calls for service per year. Strategically stationed in firehouses throughout the city, three full-time ambulances and two cross-staffed ambulances serve the residents of Covington.

Emergency Medical Service Units, more commonly known as Ambulances, are dispatched upon 911 Emergency calls and provide transportation to the nearest hospital. The City does bill for this service, and therefore patients utilizing this service will receive a bill in the mail from R1/Intermedix, the Fire Department’s third party billing agency. Any questions regarding this service can be directed to the Fire Department at 859-431-0462 or R1/Intermedix directly at 1-888-987-2083.  A copy of the Ambulance Service Fee Schedule is available HERETo request a copy of an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Run Report please complete the request form.  

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 or HIPAA requires us to provide you a Notice of Privacy Practices. The Notice of Privacy Practices provides information regarding the protection of your healthcare information.

EMS Ride-Alongs

Student: The Fire Department has educational affiliation agreements with numerous local EMT & Paramedic Training Programs that enables their students to perform their required Clinical Field Internship on our ambulances. These students work under the close supervision of our Preceptor Paramedics to develop the skills they need to obtain national and state certification/licensure as an EMT or Paramedic. Students in authorized programs can contact their program director for the link to the online ride time schedule to select ride-along dates. Students can also access pertinent documents required for performing ride time HERE

Nurse: Additionally, the Fire Department has an affiliation agreement with St. Elizabeth Medical Center that allows Fire Department Paramedics to shadow SEMC Nurse Practitioners in the ER in order to better develop and refine their diagnostic skills. In exchange SEMC ER Registered Nurses are permitted to ride along on the ambulances as Observers to gain a better understanding of the environments that their patients may originate from and the challenges of providing pre-hospital medical care. Authorized nurses can contact their supervisor for the link to the online ride time schedule to select ride-along dates. Nurse Observers can also access pertinent documents for performing ride time HERE

Fire Stations

Company 1: Headquarters and administrative offices
100 East Robbins Street
Phone: (859) 431-0462 Fax: (859) 431-3315

Company 2: West Covington
1252 Parkway Avenue
Phone: (859) 581-9835 Fax: (859) 581-2796

Company 5: South Covington
1255 Hands Pike
Phone: (859) 356-6809 Fax: (859) 292-2253

Company 6: Peaselburg
1502 Holman Avenue
Phone: (859) 431-3098 Fax: (859) 431-1372

Company 8: Latonia
3315 Church Street
Phone: (859) 581-9918 Fax: (859) 292-2282


Safety Training

The Covington Fire Department can assist you in finding CPR and First Aid training.  Please contact Assistant Chief of EMS Gary Rucker at (859) 292-2345.

Fire safety education is available to all 4th grade students in the City of Covington. For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 859-292-2347. The Fire Prevention Bureau is also available for fire extinguisher training. 

The Fire Department also has access to a “Fire Safety House” that can be used for educational purposes or for events and festivals within Covington. The Fire Safety House features simulated smoke and fire events to educate the public on how to safely get out of a building, should a fire occur. To schedule the Fire Safety House, contact Fire Prevention Bureau at least 30 days prior to your event.

Fire Safety & Prevention Information

For more information regarding fire safety and prevention, visit the U.S. Fire Administration’s website by clicking here.

The U.S. Fire Administration provides beneficial information including answers to frequently asked questions such as:

Open Burning Information

“A County wide burn ban is in effect by order of the Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann, and will remain in effect until lifted by his Office.” To read the executive order from Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann, click here

For information regarding open and outdoor burning including recreational fires in the City of Covington, click here.

Learn before you burn! Learn more about the Kentucky Division of Air Quality's open burning rules and regulations by clicking here.