Our Department

Shane Boyd

Welcome from the Chief, Shane Boyd

On behalf of the men and women of the Opelika Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our department’s website. It is my sincere hope that this website will provide you the opportunity to connect with the Department and to gain a greater understanding of the services we provide our community. Take a few minutes to learn more about our department's structure, services, mission, history, goals and objectives.


We are a full-time career fire department serving the City of Opelika, Alabama. Established in 1873, the department operates out of four firehouses and provides:

  • Advanced life support emergency medical care
  • Fire suppression services
  • Technical rescue services
  • A wide variety of community risk reduction programs

Mission Statement

The Opelika Fire Departments mission is to prevent the loss of life, to control or reduce the loss of property, and to protect the environment by utilizing our professional knowledge, training, and resources. We will accomplish this mission through fire suppression, EMS, rescue, code enforcement, public education, fire investigation, and professional development training. Our number one priority is to provide the best fire service to all our city’s citizens and visitors.