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 Department is dedicated to placing the lives of Opelika’s citizens and visitors above all else. Our members will arrive to requests for service as the best trained and most professional firefighters in the State of Alabama. And we will always be driven by our core values that lead us every day:

Honor – Our members value the many traditions of the fire service and hold in high regard the responsibility of public service.

Courage – We will be there when our community needs us. Even when that need asks us to push fear aside to ensure the safety of our citizens.

Compassion – We will exhibit kindness and empathy when meeting the needs of our community and are committed to serving the people of Opelika with our time, skills, energy, and lives.

Integrity – We will always represent the citizens of Opelika as honest, trustworthy, and value-driven professionals.