We need your help!…

The Grayson Fire Department is looking for an 8×10 picture of each of the previous Fire Chiefs for the City of Grayson. We would prefer to have a picture of them in their fire department uniform if possible. The pictures are going to be put on display in the Fire Department. We are more than willing to take care of getting the picture copied and returning the original back to you. Thank you in advance for your help with project!



It is believed that the Grayson Fire Department was officially organized and established by the city council in 1933. It is unclear as to the accuracy of this date, due to a devastating suspicious fire in February 1979 that gutted city hall and destroyed vital city documents and records that accurately depict the organization of our department. It is difficult to imagine that our city was not served by an organized fire fighting force, until the mid-20th century, since most of our surrounding communities, such as the City if Olive Hill, had documented organized fire departments as early as 1880. The Cities of Ashland and Maysville had paid fire departments before 1900.

Any information, photos or other documentation disputing the 1933 date, would be cordially invited by calling the fire department administrative line at 606-474-5444 or by email: graysonfire@gmail.com.

We ask for your help in order for us the determine our accurate history and place in the growth of our city. If you have any old pictures of fire trucks and of any fire fighters from the Grayson Fire Department, could you please email them us. We would greatly appriciate it, Thanks!