Jessamine County Fire District

Jessamine County Fire District Patch
1310 South Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 885-9221
Chief Mike Rupard


The Jessamine County Fire District currently serves a population of approximately 50,815.

Founded in 1957, the Jessamine County Fire District is funded by a fire district tax pursuant to and in accordance with Chapter 75 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes. The Fire District is governed by a seven member board of trustees.

Jessamine County, KY is approximately 173 square miles of urban/rural geography. The fire district protects mostly rural farmland while the cities of Nicholasville and Wilmore, KY are protected by their own fire departments respectively within their boundaries. All three agencies work hand and hand with each other through mutual aid agreements in times of major fires or incidents. These mutual aid agreements allow the combination of manpower, equipment, experience and knowledge that is second to none in the fire service.

Jessamine County Fire District consists of 13 units of firefighting apparatus, 4 specialized rescue trailers, 2 rescue apparatus, 3 watercraft, 1 all-terrain vehicle and 2 support vehicles. This fleet of vehicles is housed in seven stations located throughout Jessamine County.

Fallen Heroes

3 Heroes have given their lives in the line of duty during the history of the Jessamine County Fire District.

Photo of Joseph Scott Northup Sr.
Jessamine County Fire District (KY)
Heart Attack
Thu, Apr 1st, 2004
Photo of Cecil Allen Fain
Cecil Allen Fain
Jessamine County Fire District (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sat, Jan 2nd, 1993
Photo of William Michael "Mike" Wheeler
Jessamine County Fire District (KY)
Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Sat, Jan 2nd, 1993