Hazard Fire Department
50 East Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
Fax: (606) 436-4785
Chief: Sam W. Stacy
Founded in 1884, the Hazard Fire Department has a long tradition of service to the City of Hazard. The HFD boasts an ISO rating of four and protects a population of approximately 7,000 full-time residents and nearly 30,000 people during workday business hours. The HFD has 17 full-time firefighters and 29 paid on-call. Of the HFD's 46 firefighters, seven are trained paramedics and 22 are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). HFD also has six State Fire Rescue Instructors and 11 certified in-house Fire Instructors. HFD operates out of two stations, one located in downtown Hazard and the other near the Hazard ARH Hospital. The HFD houses three engines, two ladder trucks, three rescue vehicles, one haz-mat unit, and one command unit for response to calls. The average EMT and Fire Engine response time to calls within city limits is four (4) minutes.
Hazard Fire Department's Station 2 services the outlying areas of Hazard, such as the Hazard ARH Hospital.
Sam W. Stacy, Fire Chief
Sam Stacy has served the Hazard Fire Department since August of 1991, being appointed Chief on September 4, 2007. Chief Stacy also serves as Safety Director for the City of Hazard since 1993. He has served as President of the Mountain Firefighter's Association on a couple of occasions and serves as their KFA Director at this time. Chief Stacy also as served as President of Hazard Shrine Club and is a Past Master of Hazard Masonic Lodge #676. He is a member of Frontline Ministries of Hazard and serves on their Leadership Council. Chief Stacy is a 1979 graduate of M.C. Napier High School and Hazard Community College. Chief Stacy is married to Lesa Hensly Stacy and they have two daughters Cassi Maggard and Ashley Teague. In his spare time the Chief enjoys hunting and fishing along with all types of sports.