Fire Department


 Welcome to the official site of Muscle Shoals Fire Rescue! 

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 13,146.  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 30 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 Inspector and Training Officer and a fully equipped gym for our Health and Wellness Program.  Fire Station #2 is located at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport on T. Ed Campbell Drive and Fire Station #3 is located at 401 Ford Road.

Message from the Fire Chief

On behalf of the Muscle Shoals Fire Department I would like you 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

Brian Stafford, Fire Marshall

Fire Inspector 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.   Inspector 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.  Inspector Stafford also handles all Arson Investigations, which include the process of determining the Origin, Cause, and Development of Fires and/or Explosions.  Contact Fire Inspector Brian Stafford @ 256-386-9230.  You can also reach him via email at

Bobby Isbell, Training Officer

Training Officer Isbell is responsible for the day to day training for the Department to provide the members with the latest knowledge to safely protect the citizens. Some of the training consists of Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Hazmat, EMS, Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extraction, and Technical Rescue. Training Officer Isbell works closely with the Alabama Fire College to teach classes at our training facility which is not only for people on a local level but anyone in the State and Nation. Training Officer Isbell also serves as the Safety Officer for the Department. Contact Training Officer Isbell @ 256-386-9231 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 Greg Kennedy
B-Shift Captain Shane Puckett
C-Shift Captain Patrick Hall

Contact each Shift Captain @ 256-386-9231