Fire Department

Johnny Howard, Jr.
Columbiana Fire Chief
Brett Ashworth
Assistant Fire Chief


The City of Columbiana Volunteer maintains a membership of 30 volunteers that provide fire suppression, public service assistance, vehicle rescue extrication and a myriad of other emergency services. Our members are your neighbors who selflessly sacrifice their own time to provide the citizens and visitors to our city emergency services.

Our members respond to the fire station when a call is received via a pager that they wear, or by means of a smartphone application. The Columbiana Fire Department has a fleet of 5 engines, 1 rescue, 1 brush truck, and 1 aerial ladder truck. Depending on the call type one or multiple apparatus respond to each call depending on department SOP. Our members are fortunate to be able to have access to excellent equipment such as modern Turnout gear, fire hose, and nozzles as well as vehicle extrication equipment.

With the call types growing on a yearly basis and varying in nature, our members are constantly training to stay up on the latest fire service information and techniques to serve you better. You may see our members and apparatus out training in the community, walking through businesses to familiarize themselves with the layouts so that when the call does come they are ready.


Our members feel that the best way to fight fires is to prevent them from happening. We are available for fire safety talks, station or apparatus tours, fire extinguisher use or building inspections upon request at any time. We focus the majority of our scheduled fire prevention efforts during the nationally recognized fire prevention month of October. During September, October, and November our members will be in our local schools providing fire safety talks to the students and working to make them familiar with what exactly the firefighters do when 911 is called. If you would like to request any fire prevention events contact Assistant Chief Brett Ashworth at or by calling (205)368-9498.