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Glade Sun

June 18, 2014

Fairfield Glade Fire Department needs volunteer firefighters

CROSSVILLE — The first volunteer fire department was organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1736. Now, 275 years later, because of his vision volunteer firefighters are still responding to fires and other emergencies nationally.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a commitment to our community.

The Fairfield Glade Fire Department has openings for new firefighters, experienced or those with no experience. We train all new firefighters at our own training center here on site. We have a two story 1,600 square foot container and a class A live fire burn container that we use for training. These training buildings meet all the requirements of the NFPA and the Tennessee Fire Commission. Plus, we use the Tennessee Fire Academy in Bell Buckle, TN for specialized training.

We are also starting a first responder group, trained by Cumberland County’s Emergency Medical Service. This will result in much faster response times in our own community. 

There are some benefits with joining and becoming a volunteer in our community, and if you are interested in learning more about the Fairfield Glade Fire Department, please contact Chief Robb by phone 931-484-3801 or by email for an appointment, firechief@fairfieldglade.cc.

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