With pride in the past and growing to meet the needs of the future, we will strive to provide the best emergency services possible to our community.
We are committed to protecting life, property and the environment in our community by providing community outreach and prevention, rapid and professional fire suppression, medical and rescue services, and response to other types of emergencies. Our mission is accomplished by professionally trained personnel, through teamwork and innovation, utilizing the personnel and resources provided by our community.
Bourbon County Fire District 3 was formed in 1967 by the Bourbon County Commission. Our department currently serves the areas of Uniontown - "Station 1", Bronson - "Station 2", Fulton - "Station 3", Mapleton - "Station 4", Devon - "Station 5" and Hiattville - "Station 6", consisting of an area of 508 square miles of Bourbon County. BC3FD is a volunteer department and is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the county commission, with a Trustee representing each of the six stations.
BC3FD is a 6/9 ISO rated department and like most departments, responds to a wide range of different types of emergencies. With structural firefighting being a primary focus, our department goes to great lengths to train personnel for all foreseeable hazards. While, not all volunteers can be everything to everyone, personnel have many different levels of training such as; firefighter certification, hazardous material operations, emergency medical responder and emergency medical technician, wildland/urban interface, vehicle extrication, farm extrication, emergency vehicle driver operator, severe weather assessment and search and rescue.
BC3FD maintains a training facility at Station 5 where all stations come together, at least monthly, to train together so that they know, when the alarm comes in, they are prepared to work together. The department's training area consists of an SCBA confidence course with different obstacles to simulate real life activities, an area with vehicles for fire extinguishment and extrication and a three story tower for multi-story victim search and removal. This facility was built through the generosity of community members and local businesses and constructed by the department's volunteers.
Bourbon County Fire District 3 responds, on average, to 375 alarms a year, with medical related emergencies being a high percentage of the alarms, followed by fires and other type of alarms and this is accomplished with a staff of highly dedicated volunteers.