About the Department
The River Oaks Fire Department is a combination fire department that has been protecting the citizens of the River Oaks Area since 1946. Today the Department is staffed by more than 30 part time paid men and women. The Department is led by Fire Chief Russell Shelley and its Officers.
The River Oaks Fire Department is dedicated to protecting life and property by providing:
- Community Fire and Safety Education
- Fire Prevention
- Mitigation of Fire, Medical, and other Emergencies
With professionally trained personnel using teamwork and the resources provided by the community.
The River Oaks Fire Department aspires to be an inspirational force in training, professionalism, and pro-activeness to its members and surrounding departments.
The River Oaks Fire Department holds these values at the core of their success:
- Highest Ethical Standards
- Dedication to Department
- Pride with Humility
- Quality in Service
The River Oaks Volunteer Fire Department was organized in October of 1946. The equipment at that time was what each person could bring for himself. Today, The ROFD is staffed by more than 30 part time paid employees who work 12 hour shifts on a rotating schedule. There are currently three shifts (A, B, C) and each has a Battalion Chief, two Lieutenants, and at least two Engineers in addition to several firefighters. The department covers an area of four square miles with a population of approximately 9,000. The department trains each week on Monday evenings. The department is very involved in our community. We train our citizens on various safety issues throughout the year. We are also involved with school carnivals, parades, car shows, MDA, food drives and other civic events that occur throughout the year.