1965- John Wallace was approached by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need to improve fire protection for the fast-growing community.
1966- John Wallace was appointed as The Fire Chief of the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department.
· A 1946 American LaFrance Fire Engine was purchased.
· Act 79 of the Alabama Legislature was passed, allowing for the establishment of Fire Districts in Jefferson County and collecting service charges.
· Firefighters moved into station #1 at 2240 Center Point Parkway with an annual budget of $15,000.00 on October 1, 1966.
· Chief John Wallace led volunteers’ door to door for soliciting donations for new equipment.
· In five years, the Center Point Fire District was awarded an ISO Class 6 rating.
1968- After a successful vote, the Center Point Volunteer department became the Center Point Fire District in early December.
1969- Center Point Fire District went “Operational” on January 1st.
1973- Station 2 opened at 5175 Pinson Valley Parkway on July the 3rd.
1974- CPFD places the first fully-equipped Rescue Truck with paramedics in-service
1976- Jefferson County Commission purchased a new Rescue Truck for the Center Point Fire District.
1979- Station 3 opened in the Pawnee area on February the 10th.
· Station 4 opened on December the 5th.
1987- The Center Point Fire District was awarded an ISO Class 4 rating.
1990- Chief John Wallace retired, and Chief Paul Hunnicutt was appointed as The Fire Chief.
1995- Station 5 was opened at 5470 Chalkville Road in Grayson Valley on February the 11th.
· The Center Point Fire District purchased (3) Advanced Life Support Units and began transporting and providing emergency medical services to patients, eliminating the need for a private ambulance service
1998- Purchased (2) new custom Fire Engines.
2001- Chief Paul Hunnicutt retired, and Deputy Chief Howard Summerford was appointed as Fire Chief.
2003- Purchase was made of a fire safety trailer to be used for local events, school activities, and Fire Prevention Education.
· Battalion Chief Bobby Vanhooser was appointed as the Fire/EMS Training Officer.
2004- The Fire Administration Building opens at 2229 Center Point Parkway.
· Station 1 moved across the street to 2233 Center Point Parkway on August the 30th and then dedicated in a ceremony on September the 11th.
2006- Assistant Fire Chief Donnie West was officially appointed as the Fire Marshal for the Cities of Center Point, Clay, and Pinson.
· The Fire District was awarded over 1 million dollars in federal grants.
· A 100-foot ladder truck was purchased and added to the fleet.
· An employee fitness center was opened in the Administration building.
2008- Station 5 was replaced with a new structure and bay on October the 9th.
2011- Chief Howard Summerford retired, and Deputy Chief Donnie West was appointed as Fire Chief
2016- The Center Point Fire District was awarded an ISO Class 1 rating.
2018- Fire Chief Donnie West retires, and Battalion Chief Gene Coleman was appointed the 5th Fire Chief of the Center Point Fire District.
· Land was purchased in Pawnee for a future Station 3.
· Land was attained from the City of Pinson for a future Training facility in Pinson.
2020- Center Point Fire District runs a record 10,076 calls for the year.