Message from the Chief
The Shelbyville Fire Department is a proud and history laden organization. We trace our roots back to
the late 1800's as a volunteer bucket brigade. Today, we are a professional department with three stations,
58 members, several tactical teams, and the latest in technologically advanced equipment. We also provide
the only advanced life support EMS service in Shelby County.
As you can tell, much has changed in the way our department looks from our origins to today. One thing
has remained the same since our inception at the Shelbyville Fire Department: Our desire to protect the
lives and property of the citizens of Shelbyville and Shelby County. We will work our hardest to
continually improve the level of care and protection we provide our citizens. This is my pledge to you.