C. Thomas Houghland, Chief
Michael Petty, Assistant Chief

FIRE DEPARTMENT 812-735-4433
911 for emergencies

The Bicknell Fire Department is located at 213 East First Street. The fire station, one of the largest built with grant monies in Southern Indiana. The building was dedicated on Flag Day in June of 1998. The building features four, double deep bays, a breathing air compressor room, a fully equipped kitchen, a large meeting room, two office spaces, men’s and women’s showers and restroom facilities, and living quarters for an ambulance crew. The building also houses a local ambulance service, a mass housing trailer for the Knox County Emergency Management Agency, a fully equipped medical rescue, three pumpers, and an eighty-five foot snorkel. The present roster holds eight fire fighters with over 190 years of fire fighting experience. Of the eight fire fighters, four are emergency medical responders, one is an Emergency Medical Technician, two are certified fire investigators, two are serving on the Emergency Management Agency for Knox County, and three are certified damage assessors for the Department of Homeland Security.