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New Multi-Purpose Fire Engine

Rainbow City Fire Department has received a new fire engine built for their special needs. Firefighters in Rainbow City are proud to have the new fire engine that allows them to carry an array of equipment, all on one truck, as opposed to being kept on different trucks and trailers. The recently delivered Pierce Dash CF PUC is designed to give the driver increased visibility along with a much safer layout all the way   around.

Firefighters do not just respond to fires they also respond to wrecks, emergency medical calls, water rescue, rope rescue, hazardous material calls and whatever else comes their way.  Unfortunately, when we receive the call it doesn't always paint a clear picture of what equipment we are going to need. There have been numerous incidents where we arrive on scene and don't have the equipment to mitigate the situation; so we have to call for another Engine to respond to bring a service truck or technical rescue trailer. This truck will now give us the ability to have the equipment we need 99% of the time.

RBC Fire Department - Water Rescue Training - Rainbow Landing

Fire Department Water Rescue Training


Rainbow City Fire Department is proud to add the Polar 75 to our equipment.
L to R:  Assistant Chief-Kevin Conklin, Chief Melvin Potter, Chris McCarver, Phillip Bowlin

ISO Fire Department Rating
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A-Shift Crew 2012

A-Shift Crew: Capt. Robert McCary, Asst. Chief Kevin Conklin, Phillip Bowlin,
Capt. Richard Johnson, Vinnie Dupree, Lt. Brad Crosby, Chris McCarver, and Nick Hill.

B-Shift Crew 2012

B-Shift Crew:  L-R: Capt: Michael Johnson, Assistant Chief Mitch Ramsey, Lt. Craig Hill,
Capt. Slade Wilson, Shane Brown, Jeremy Hawkins, Landon Ball.

C-Shift Crew 2012

C-Shift Crew: L-R:  Assistant Chief Richard Johnson, Captain Larry Murray, Captain David Divine,
Jason Green, Todd Cook, James Martin, Scott Richardson, Lt. Steve Tate.

Fire Emergency 911

firedeptpatchFire Department
3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906

Melvin Potter, Fire ChiefWelcome to the Rainbow City Fire Department's web site! We appreciate your taking the time to visit us and we hope the information you find here proves helpful.

Excellence in service is the hallmark of the Rainbow City Fire Department. Over the years, the recognition that the people of Rainbow City must be given the highest quality service has been a basic tenet of our organization.

To meet the needs of today's customers, we believe that our mission can best be accomplished by taking a proactive stance, meaning that our efforts should primarily focus on providing the information necessary to prevent, reduce, and avoid emergency situations, rather than emphasizing our ability to respond to and control emergencies after they occur.


Again, thank you for visiting and please let us know how we may be of service to you.
All of us at Rainbow City Fire Department wish you the best of health and safety.rescuevan

Melvin Potter
Fire Chief

"The Rainbow City Fire Department will be a leading fire organization aggressively pursuing new opportunities to provide and diversify our services in order to exceed the public's expectations."

"The highly trained members of the Rainbow City Fire Department dedicate our efforts to ensuring the safety, satisfaction, and well-being of the people we serve."

Rainbow City Fire Department Member: OUR DOG FLINT

fireDOGsuit2wbgrx300Before Christmas 2009, Cheryl Moorer, a student’s parent at John S. Jones Elementary School asked Captain Larry Murray if the fire department had a "fire dog suit".  Captain Murray's reply was “No”, so Mrs. Moorer said she wanted to help obtain one. 

Mrs. Moorer developed a plan that involved students bringing spare change for a period of two and a half weeks.  The students raised $1250 and a $250 donation from McCord Communication completed the $1500 total! 

Counting $1250 in change is a daunting task but thanks go to Chris Daniel at Exchange Bank for taking the change and processing it for the project.  Mrs. Tanya Clark, Principal at John Jones, the students, parents, and teachers all played a huge role in this effort.  Mrs. Donna Robertson's 4th grade class raised the most money in the school and as a reward, Mrs. Moorer provided a pizza party for the class.

Additionally, this class was allowed to name the dog.  The top four names were Flint, Flame, Big Red and Smokey.  Smokey was eliminated because of the U.S. Forest Service connection.  Of the other three names, Flint was selected.  Alan and Cheryl Moorer are commended for their dedication in securing the funds for this valuable fire prevention tool.


Local RBC Fire Training

Fire Training 2009
Fire Training 2009

Local RBC Fire Training 2007
Fire Training 2007

Fire Station #2

firedoorRainbow City Fire Department sponsors the
Annual Children’s
Easter Egg Hunt.
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Easter Egg Hunt Pictures.




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