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Phenix City Fire Rescue

Phenix City Fire Rescue is citizen-oriented to protect life and property and provide emergency service to the community through:

  • A highly trained professional work force
  • Modern technology and equipment
  • Fire inspection and prevention activities
  • Aggressive fire and safety education program
  • In an efficient and professional manner

History

Phenix City Fire / Rescue was a volunteer unit until the 1940s. Chief John L. Newsome was the first Fire Chief in 1931, and served until 1967. In the 1940s, there were six paid fire fighters to fight fires in the city. Today there are around 65 full-time personnel in the department. Fire station 4, at 1300 Airport Road, is named in honor of Chief Newsome.

Fire Chiefs

Many great fire chiefs have had the opportunity to serve this community:

  • John L. Newsome, 1931 – 1967
  • Bud Montgomery, 1967 – 1983
  • Jerry Prater, 1983 – 1991
  • Solomon Denard, 1991 – 1997
  • Ronnie Blankenship, 1997 – 2001
  • Jerry Prater, 2001 – 2005
  • Wallace Hunter, 2005 – 2010
  • Kristin H. Kennedy, 2010 – Present