The department has eight full-time employees and six part-time employees. It is headed by full-time Fire Chief Darren Bailey who was appointed by the town’s governing body.
The department is equipped with two 1997 Pierce 1500 GPM Pumpers, (one having a fifty feet Tele Squirt elevated master stream and ladder), as well as a 1978 Ford Boardman 1000 GPM Pumper and two service vehicles.
The department is the sole provider of fire protection, operational level hazardous materials response, arson investigation, codes enforcement and public fire safety education.
Community groups may contact the fire department at 423-743-5201 to schedule fire safety programs and demonstrations. Questions regarding burning permits should also be directed to the department.