Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Fire Department

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 Welcome to the official site of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department!

The Muscle Shoals Fire Department is a career department located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Muscle Shoals is one of four cities clustered in Northwest Alabama in an area known as the Shoals. Muscle Shoals Fire Rescue responds to emergency calls from three stations located strategically throughout the city. The Muscle Shoals Fire Department serves an area of twelve square miles with a city population of approximately 17.2 thousand. The department averages over 2,200 emergency calls annually and provides mutual aid to area paid and volunteer departments.

The department provides fire suppression, rescue and extrication, hazardous materials mitigation, non-transport emergency medical care and water rescue and recovery. The Muscle Shoals Fire Department is staffed by 33 state certified career firefighter-emergency medical technicians and officers. Personnel are divided into three shifts that maintain 24 hour, 7 day a week vigilance over the city.

Fire Station #1 is located at 1002 E. Avalon Avenue. Adjacent to Fire Station #1 is the administration building housing the office of the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Training Officer, and Fire Inspector. This facility also includes a fully equipped gym for our Health and Wellness Program. Fire Station #2 is located at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport at 1687 T. Ed Campbell Drive, Fire Station #3 is located at 401 Ford Road. And our newest Station #4 is currently under construction and is located at 2816 Old Highway 20. This station is slated to open in May of this year.

Message from the Fire Chief

On behalf of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. It is with great pride to lead such a department of professional employees that protect the safety and well-being of our citizens each day. I hope this website offers the information you need for the services of the Department. The members of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department strive to meet the needs of the city with this Mission Statement “The Muscle Shoals Fire Department is committed to the protection and preservation of Life, Property, and the Environment from the adverse effects of Fire, Medical, Hazardous Conditions through sustained training, progressive education, and constant diligence to provide the highest level of customer service. We will always remain ready to serve to any situation.”

Shawn Malone
Fire Chief
256-386-9231, Ext. 1

Brian Stafford, Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal Brian Stafford teaches and Promotes Public Fire & Life Safety Education through Fire Drills, Escape Planning, speeches, and other demonstrations at various locations throughout the City. Fire Marshal Stafford inspects all Businesses, Schools, Churches, Assisted Living, Hospitals, and Day Cares in the City of Muscle Shoals Fire Jurisdiction per the local fire code. Fire Marshal Stafford also handles all Arson Investigations, which includes the process of determining the Origin, Cause, and Development of Fires and/or Explosions. Contact Fire Marshal Stafford at 256-386-9231, Ext. 3 or via email at

Terry Wright, Fire Inspector
Fire Inspector Wright inspects all businesses inside the Jurisdiction. Inspector Wright also assists the Fire Marshal in Fire Prevention Education and Arson Investigation. Contact Fire Inspector Wright at 256-386-9231, Ext. 5 or via email at

Isaac Brown, Training Officer
Lieutenant Isaac Brown is responsible for all training aspects for our department which includes but is not limited to the following areas of the fire service; Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Response, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extrication, and Technical Rescue. Lt. Brown also works closely with the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education Commission to teach various classes at the Muscle Shoals Regional Training Center located at 3022 Reduction Plant Road. This facility is not only utilized for first responders on a local level but anyone in the State of Alabama and across the United States. Lt. Brown also teaches CPR and First Aid to Public and Private individuals including Nursing Students, Industrial employees, and any other agency, business, or entity whom may need the training. Lt. Brown also serves as a Safety Officer for our department. Contact Training Officer Lieutenant Isaac Brown at 256-386-9231, Ext. 6 or via email at

Operations Division
The Operations Division of the department is composed of three shifts with 9 personal each shift that respond out of three stations to provide all hazard mitigation to the citizens of the city and anyone who travels through it. The three shifts are supervised by a Captain that is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.

A-Shift Captain Patrick Hall |
B-Shift Captain Todd Bohannon |
C-Shift Captain John Hyde |

*Contact each Shift Captain at 256-386-9231, Ext. 0