The Williamstown Fire Department is located in Grant County, Kentucky.
The City of Williamstown is about 47 miles north of Lexington, Kentucky and 40 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. A description of Williamstown from the City of Williamstown's website: "City close, country quiet; Williamstown is a rural Northern Kentucky bedroom community known for its quiet neighborhoods and proximity to major metropolitan cities. With excellent schools, many community groups, recreational and cultural activities."
Our fire department serves a population of about 7000 people in an area of approximately 61 square miles. Our district consist of urban, rural and farmland areas. We have a small business district located on Main Street with buildings dating back to the mid to late 1800s. There are about 12 miles of railroad (Norfolk-Southern) and 9 miles of a major Interstate (I-75). We have a small industrial district (3 factories). Williamstown Lake is a 350 acre recreational resource in our coverage area, that has 32 miles of shoreline with over 450 lake front propeties.
Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department has both paid and volunteer staff consisting of a paid Chief, 8 part time firefighters and 36 volunteer firefighters. We respond to a wide range of fire and rescue related incidents and provide EMS 1st response for the local ambulance services. We have members trained in various technical rescue scenarios and haz-mat as well as search and rescue.
We, the members of the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, dedicate our efforts to protect the environment and the lives & property of the residents and visitors of our community. We will accomplish our mission by becoming increasingly knowledgeable and proficient in fire suppression, rescue and other related activities and by promoting fire prevention through public education. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models and strive to effectively utilize all of the necessary resources available to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.
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