Jonesboro Fire Department fire truck driving down street

On behalf of the personnel and staff of the Jonesboro, Arkansas Fire Department, welcome to this page.  Jonesboro is a wonderful place to live and work, and we want to keep it that way by providing fire protection and life safety services to the people we serve; the citizens of our great community.

Our Mission Statement

To save lives, protect property, and serve our community as professionals with courage, commitment, and compassion.

Fast Facts

The Jonesboro Fire Department is staffed with 124 full-time personnel.


The department is divided into 4 divisions consisting of:

  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Fire Prevention / Inspection / Investigation
  • Training

The operations division is made up of 3 shifts that work on a duty cycle of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty on a reoccurring basis.


The department operates from 7 stations strategically located throughout the city covering approximately 80+ square miles which includes the campus of Arkansas State University.

The department's primary response fleet consists of:

  • 7 Pumpers
  • 3 Aerial apparatus
  • 2 Battalion Chief

Vehicles operated on an "as needed" basis includes:

  • 1 Heavy Rescue Unit
  • 1 Hazardous Materials vehicle along with a hazardous materials trailer equipped with haz-mat response equipment
  • 1 tanker-pumper apparatus
  • 2 brush trucks
  • Reserve apparatus includes 2 pumpers

Fire Insurance Rating

Property owners within the City of Jonesboro enjoy a Class 1 ISO fire insurance rating.