The Elkton Fire Department is under the direction of Chief Derrell Waggoner. Daniel Smith serves as Assistant Fire Chief. The Department also includes a force of nineteen 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
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.
August 10, 2018: Billy Hurt was recognized for his 20 years of service to the Elkton Fire Department by the department.
May 8, 2017: At the May 8, 2017 Elkton City Council Meeting, Mayor Weathers and Council Member David Powell presented Mac Harper with an award thanking him for his 45 years of service on the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Harper will retire from the department this month.
May 9, 2016: At the May 9, 2016 Elkton City Council meeting, recently retired fireman Bruce Rager was presented with a marble award thanking him for his 33 years of service.
January 23, 2014: The Firefighters of the Elkton Volunteer Fire Department were pleased to be the recipients of a set of flags and stands for their meeting room. Presented to them on January 23, by Kimberly Sears, Field Representative for Woodmen of the World and an honorary firefighter Kane Reed.
December 10, 2013: The Elkton Volunteer Fire Department recognized four members for their many years of service. Thank you for your service!
December 11, 2012: The city recognized seven firefighters for their continuing years of service to the Elkton VFD.