Emergencies – Dial 911
Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department is
an all volunteer municipal department that operates with a Class 6/9 ISO rating.
The department responds to fires, vehicle accidents, severe weather
events, gas leaks, hazardous events, Helicopter Landing Zone setups, and other
situations as needed.
Jimmy Lykes, Fire Chief since 2009, and
Assistant Chief David Bowen lead the department with a current roster of 20
members. The department provides 24
hour coverage for fires and other emergencies in the Town of Collinsville and
the surrounding area, including Lookout Mountain and Interstate 59.
The volunteer force consists of 8 members
with 20 plus years of experience and 5 with 10 plus years of experience.
Many of the members grew up and attended school in Collinsville. Others
moved to the area and chose to volunteer their time for the community’s fire
protection. Currently, 4
members are certified by the Alabama Fire College as Certified Volunteer
Firefighters and 2 are certified as Pumping Apparatus Driver Operators.
Many of the other members are certified as 1st Responders and
have received training in Water Shuttle operations, FEMA NIMS (National Incident
Management System), Vehicle Extrication, propane fire emergencies, and
Collinsville firefighters carry hand held
pagers and radios for receiving emergency call notifications from Dekalb County
E911. Some of the members work out
of town and respond to calls during their off time.
Others work in town and are able to leave work to respond when needed.
The members meet twice a month for drills and equipment upkeep, and other
days for special training events.
For Non-Emergencies call (256) 524-2136
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For All Emergencies – Dial 911
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