Welcome and thank you for visiting the Elsmere Fire Protection District web site. We are proud of the services and protection that we provide to the citizens, workers, and visitors to our district. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to those we serve.

We hope you like our site and please come back often, as information will always be changing. We welcome any questions and comments so we can better serve you.

Click here for EFPD in action.

Fire Safety Tips

EMS Tips


Q. Do I need a permit to burn anything in my yard?  

A. Yes, You must have a permit to burn anything outside. Please click here to find out more information.     

Q. How do I get a burn permit?  

A. Please stop at the fire station during regular business hours to obtain a permit. All permits are free of charge.       

Q. Does the Fire District offer any CPR or first aid training for the public?  

A. Yes, Periodic training by qualified instructors is offered to the general public for CPR and first aid. Call the station at 859-342-7505 ext 102 or email dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com to find out when classes are held.      

Q. What is the contact information for The Elsmere Fire District?   

Street Address:   

401 Garvey Avenue
Elsmere, KY 41018
Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 18451
Elsmere, KY
Phone: 859-342-7505 
Fax:   859-342-2292   

Q. Can I plant shrubbery or paint the fire hydrant in my yard?      

A. No, by city ordinance every fire hydrant shall be clear of any obstruction in a radius of 10 feet. Fire hydrants are color coded to indicate available water flow. Please do not paint or remove the color stripe from the hydrant. 

Q. What is the Fire District’s insurance rating classification?     

A. Currently the fire district is a class four. Contact Asst. Chief Doug Brefeld at dbrefeld@elsmerefd.com or 859-342-7505 ext 102 if your insurance agent needs additional information. 

Q. Can I obtain a shoulder patch?     

A. Yes, submit a written request to the district by contacting Jeremy Sheehan at jsheehan@elsmerefd.com or 859-342-7505 ext 107. There is a minimum fee for shipping and handling.       



Application for Membership

Please fill out the application and submit via email to pam@elsmerefd.com or drop it off at the station.
Pub Ed Request
Burn Permit

No opening buring from May 1st to Oct 31st. Any questions contact FD at 859-342-7505.

New Members
Greg Hollian - Firefighter / EMT

Kids Fire Safety

Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire emergency in your home. Click for more information.

Personnel Only