Fire Department

The Elkton Fire Department is under the direction of Fire Chief JT Calvery and Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Smith. The Department also includes a force of twenty volunteers, which serves the city limits of Elkton and surrounding areas in the Elkton Fire District. The Department also serves Todd County in conjunction with other volunteer fire departments from Guthrie, Trenton, Allegre and Sharon Grove.

Elkton Volunteer Fire Department
503 S. Main Street
PO Box 578
Elkton, Ky 42220


Application for Volunteer Fireman: Fire Department Volunteer Application


Facebook Page: Elkton Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page

Elkton Fire District Area Membership Information:
The city of Elkton offers an annual membership fee program for service to out-of-town residents outside the city limits, but inside the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) service area.

Residents of the EVFD service area who are not residents of the City of Elkton city limits may pay to the city an annual membership fee in the amount of $45.00 per dwelling or farm per year. A farm is defined as one or more contiguous parcels. The membership year typically runs from October 1 through September 30. For more information, contact Elkton City Hall at 270-265-9877. 

Participation in the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department membership program shall entitle the member to a waiver of the fees for responses to out-of-town fires and emergencies as identified in this section. If you choose not to pay the membership fee and the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department responds to a fire or other emergency on the property of a nonresident nonmember, the City shall charge the following fire run fees for services rendered:

(1) Up to five hundred dollars ($500) for single family residential units; utility occupancies of two thousand (2,000) or fewer square feet; assembly and business occupancies having a capacity which does not exceed one hundred (100) persons; equipment; vehicles; and grass or woods fires; and
(2) Up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for multifamily residential units; assembly and business occupancies having a capacity exceeding one hundred (100) persons; storage occupancies; utility occupancies of more than two thousand (2,000) square feet; and all industrial, educational, or institutional occupancies; and
(3) Up to five hundred dollars ($500) for responding to emergencies not covered in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection, including response to high hazard occupancies as defined in KRS 198B.010. The department may be entitled to recover necessary and reasonable costs in excess of the five hundred dollar ($500) limit based upon submission of a written itemized claim for the total costs incurred.


City Payment Portal – Payment of City of Elkton Property Taxes and Fire Department Memberships

  • For Fire Department Memberships you will need the following information from your bill – Property Owner Name, Property Address, and Parcel ID.