1. Public Safety
Public Safety

Public Safety

141 N Ross St, STE A

John Lankford IV

John Lankford IV

Fire Chief

359 E. Magnolia Avenue
Phone: (334) 501-3110
Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM

John C. Lankford IV, Fire Chief

Emergencies: 911
Non-emergency: (334) 501-3100


The Fire Department, under the direction of the Fire Chief, is charged with the responsibility of fire suppression within the City of Auburn as well as on the Auburn University campus. They also provide rescue services and make inspections of existing buildings as part of their Pre-Fire Plan Program. This program familiarizes the firefighters with the floor plan and potential hazards in an existing building in case of an emergency. They conduct fire drills at all area schools as well as dorms and fraternities at Auburn University. There are currently six fire stations in Auburn.


The Auburn Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property and the environment, and to providing progressive services that meet the needs of the community. The Department's mission will be accomplished through a highly trained professional work force that utilizes and adapts to modern technology and equipment. We will take a progressive stance on fire prevention activities including fire prevention and public education. Through these efforts, aggressive and appropriate emergency responses will be performed in an efficient and professional manner.

2023 Statistics

  • 8,313 calls for service
  • 1,351 pre-fire inspections completed
  • 2,200 fire hydrant inspections completed
  • 204 public education events
  • 92,000 training hours