The Berea Fire Department consists of 19 Career Firefighters and 30 Volunteer Firefighters; providing fire protection for the City of Berea and Southern Madison County. The Fire Department has a response area of 56 square miles and make 1000 runs annually. They operate out of two Fire Stations which are manned 24/7. The Volunteer Firemen provide a Rescue Squad which covers Southern Madison County. The Fire and Rescue station is located at 301 Melody Lane. In May of 2010, the Fire Department achieved an ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating of 3/8b. The ratings are on a scale from one to ten and are used to calculate your property insurance rates. Properties within five road miles of one of the stations and having a fire hydrant within one thousand feet are a class 3. Properties within five road miles of one of the stations without a hydrant is a class 8b. These ratings were accomplished due to the employees’ dedication to providing the best possible fire protection to the citizens of Berea and Southern Madison County.
The Berea Fire Department is committed to providing comprehensive and cost effective services to the community and citizens within the city. The Department’s mission is to safeguard and preserve the life, property and environment of the community through education, prevention and the immediate response to their needs in times of fire, crisis, or disaster.