The Carlisle Fire Department was established in 1967 on a strictly volunteer basis. The department is comprised of approximately 20 volunteer personnel, three of which hold officer positions – 1 Assistant Chief and 2 Lieutenants. The department is administered by a Fire Chief, who is responsible for the daily operation of the department.
The Department has mutual-aid agreements with the City of Franklin, Franklin Township, Miami Township, Clearcreek Township, and Madison Township. These agreements have strengthened the overall fire protection abilities of the municipality, as well as provide necessary resources to protect the citizens of the surrounding area. The Carlisle Fire Department also has a close working relationship with JEMS. CFD members are trained in First Aid, CPR and AED use. Through a cooperative with JEMS, CFD members have the capabilities to respond as a “First Responder” to EMS calls if the needs arises.
Although the primary responsibility of the Department is for fire protection, the Department also provides a wide range of additional community services in keeping with its mission to improve the quality of life in Carlisle.
The Department is involved in many community events throughout the year, including community block parties. They also work closely with the schools for fire prevention services, as well as school events, such as the annual Homecoming bonfire.
Over the years, volunteers have responded to numerous non-fire related calls from the community, including animal rescues and debris removal. The Department works hand-in-hand with other city departments, including Service and Police, to provide support when needed. In times of weather emergencies, volunteers have responded to assist with flooded streets and basements, as well as secure the wellbeing of citizens.
Citizens of at least 18 years of age who are interested in becoming a member can fill out an application, available on our Employment page or at Town Hall.
forms & documents
Recreational Fire Requirements
This brochure provides a detailed guide for citizens planning a recreational fire on their property.
Fire Prevention Checklist
This checklist, created by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, promotes the safe usage of electricity-based household equipment, as well as aiding residents in the creation of their own fire safety plans.