Our Mission "Decatur Fire And Rescue is Committed to prompt,professional services to all in need through knowledge and dedication with integrity,pride and self-sacrifice." Our Department was founded in the late 1890's with the purchase of a pumper. We now provide a full range of services for our community. Our City "Decatur Alabama, is located in north-central Alabama, on the Tennessee River and has a population of 53,929 (2002). The town was incorporated on December 8, 1826, and was named for Stephen Decatur a famous American naval hero,who said "Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country right or wrong."