Maryville Fire Department


The Village of Maryville first established a fire department in October 1904 as a volunteer fire suppression service. Today, the Village continues to provide not only fire suppression service, but also Emergency Medical Services, rescue services, fire prevention education and inspections, and response to hazardous materials Incidents. The department is served by a combination of more than 30 paid volunteers and three full-time, career  firefighter / paramedics. The department protects over 10,000 residents in an eight-square mile area, including the Village of Maryville and the unincorporated surrounding fire protection district, a separate governing body.  ​ The department operates out of one station located at 300 N. Donk Ave. utilizing; 1 Aerial Truck, 2 Pumper's, 1 Rescue Unit, 2 Advanced Life Support Paramedic ambulances, and a staff/utility vehicle.   To further extend the Department’s resources and capabilities, the Village has joined and signed into "Mutual Aid" agreements with the Madison County Fireman’s Association and MABAS division 35. This allows the Department to call upon other Madison County Fire Departments and other local departments to assist at larger scale incidents and provide additional resources. The Department and Village also participate in the Madison County Hazardous Materials Response Team through the Madison County Emergency Management Agency to assist in the mitigation of Hazardous Materials incidents.
Fire Suppression A firefighter suppresses and extinguishes fires to prevent loss of life, and/or destruction of property and the environment. Firefighting is a highly technical skill that requires professionals who have spent years training in both general firefighting techniques and specialized areas of expertise. Our firefighters are always training to improve their skills using these tactics. We train with local departments and have entered into mutual aid agreements to further expand the resources and manpower to provide the best fire suppression possible. We continue to research and practice different technologies to improve our capabilities.
Emergency Medical Services Emergency medical services are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves. Most of our firefighters have been trained as either Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics and are state certified to provide this service. The Maryville fire department provides EMS service at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level. We utilize 2 fully stocked ALS ambulances to provide EMS service to our service area and assist other agencies and departments through mutual aid agreements to maximize the level of protection we provide.
Public Fire Safety Education Fire Safety refers to precautions that are taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death, injury, or property damage, alert those in a structure to the presence of an uncontrolled fire in the event one occurs, better enable those threatened by fire to survive in and evacuate from affected areas, or to reduce the damage caused by a fire. Fire safety measures include those that are planned during the construction of a building or implemented in structures that are already standing, and those that are taught to occupants of the building. The Maryville Fire department routinely visits schools and daycare centers to educate school children on topics of fire safety. Children/teachers and care givers routinely practice fire drills to improve life saving measures.