CELEBRATING 135 YEARS OF
TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF PARIS!
The Paris Fire Department committed to protecting the people
and property within our community. We will be responsive to the needs of
our citizens by providing rapid professional, humanitarian services
essential to the health safety, and well being of the community.
We will accomplish our mission through prevention,
education, fire suppression, emergency medical services and other related
emergency and non-emergency activities. We will actively participate in
our community, serve as role models, and strive effectively and
efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at our command to
provide a product deemed excellent by our citizens.
We are committed to excellence, professionalism, and
devotion to duty.
Paris Fire Department founded in 1875 2 full time firefighters
working 24 hours a day 7 days a week at $75 per month.
STEAM PUMPER ENGINE. Paris fireman needed to build up a
"head of steam" in the boiler before they could start fighting
fires with this 1880s fire engine. The horses that pulled the equipment
were stabled in the basement of the fire station on courthouse square,
but two horses were always kept upstairs to be ready quickly. Paris had early fire
fighting equipment by 1810 but the first formally trained fire company
was not formed until 1874 after the disastrous courthouse fire.