The Russell City Fire Department was organized in 1889 and is comprised of one fire station that services the City of Russell. The department has a 100 foot aerial, a rescue/pumper, a Class A CAFS pumper, an initial attack truck and a hazardous materials/rescue support trailer. The department is a combination department with one career Fire Chief and over 18 paid per call volunteers. The department responds to 200 plus calls a year ranging from fire protection to EMS assist.
RCFD provides fire protection, hazardous materials and rescue operations for the city of Russell. RCFD also provides hazardous materials and rescue operations for Russell County including Lake Wilson.