Crittenden and Community Volunteer Fire Department, known in these modern times as Crittenden Fire Rescue, is an all volunteer emergency services department serving the City of Crittenden (Grant County’s most populus city) and Northern Grant County, Kentucky. Established in 1949 with the combining of three Ruritan Club fire services, Crittenden Fire Rescue serves approximately 5800 persons within 28.9 square miles including a large area of Interstate highway I-75 and US Highway 25 also known as ” The Dixie Highway”, resulting in a fire-rescue response call volume of 800+ calls per year.
With a roster of 25 responders, two senior officers, two majors, two captains and three lieutenants, our volunteer crews respond on multiple scenarios ranging from alarm drops, brush and vehicle fire to structure fires, first response medical calls to motor vehicle incidences and industrial accidents as well as mutual aid calls to surrounding fire districts. CFR operates a fleet of two 1000 gallon 1250+gpm pumpers, two 2000+gallon fire tenders, a light rescue/brush vehicle, a 75 foot platform aerial with waterway, plus a command /medical / lighting vehicle with a towed 25kw light tower/generator.
Crittenden Fire Rescue also, in cooperation with the City of Dry Ridge, houses one of the four Emergency Care units covering Grant County. This is an Advanced Life Support emergency unit staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with cross trained fire/EMS personnel who respond with the Crittenden volunteers as well. In return, Dry Ridge Fire Department houses one of Crittenden Fire’s Tenders in their Station 2, located in the Mount Zion area, for increased rural fire protection and enhanced water supply in low hydranted areas.
We are always looking for those individuals willing to serve their community and help make a difference in the lives and prosperity of others. If interested, download our application and bring by the fire house located at 104 North Main Street, Crittenden, along with high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. (No diploma or GED? Then ask someone at our station how CFR will assist you in gaining this accreditation!)