Fayetteville Fire Department

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Fayetteville Fire Department

MISSION:

The mission of the fire department is to prevent fires from starting through inspection and education, to prevent loss of life and property, to confine a fire to the place of origin, to extinguish the fire, and to rescue trapped or injured victims.

ACTIVITIES:

The department has 18 paid personnel including the chief and 11 volunteers.

We have 16 certified hazmat technicians, one certified hazmat specialist, 16 certified in vehicle extrication, 15 state certified medical first responders and 4 state certified fire inspectors.

We answer approximately 1000 calls for service per year, inspect all businesses inside the city limits twice a year, flow test all fire hydrants twice a year, and inspect all new construction as it is built.

We partner with the Elk Valley Times and Rotary Club to provide between 550 and 650 needy children each year with toys for Christmas through the Lincoln County Toy Drive.

The department personnel have contact with approximately 2200 Children and 1000 Adults each year for fire prevention activity.

Fayetteville Fire Safety House:
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Using an actual three-bedroom home, the Fayetteville Fire Department trains children and adults how to escape from a burning building. The house is equipped with heating units that are attached to the back of the bedroom doors and smoke machines that fill the house with thick, dense smoke. A control room activates the smoke and heats up the doors so that residents can experience the simulated conditions firsthand. Through a one-way mirror firemen can observe and critique individuals as they try to exit the smoke-filled building.

The fire safety house is a reminder that fire prevention and fire safety need to be a priority. The house has been in operation since 2000. The house was originally located in a flood-prone area. With the help of a federal flood mitigation grant, the city purchased the home and gave it to the fire department to use. The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen appropriated $12,000 to purchase the home, move it from the flood area, and help rehabilitate the house so that it would resemblebgg a real home.

Firefighters and volunteers did all the work on the house. Local businesses and industries also contributed funds and donated furniture to furnish the house.

Fayetteville Mini Fire Truck:
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The mini fire truck is a model of the department’s actual truck with working lights and siren. Construction of the truck was a community-wide effort with a major contribution from one local industry. It features a fiber-glass frame built around a riding lawn mower chassis. The truck is used to give school-aged children rides as part of the department’s fire prevention program.
Special thanks to Carole Graves and Tennessee Town and City for allowing the use of this text from their publication.



Heavy Duty Rescue Truck:
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The truck and equipment was purchased with Homeland Security Funds to be used by cities and counties in the Sixth Homeland Security Region. This area includes Rutherford, Bedford, Marshall, Moore, Lincoln, Franklin, and Coffee counties. The truck is equipped with extrication equipment, saws, shoring equipment, lifting equipment, and other small tools that can be used in collapsed buildings or in a confined space rescue. Other equipment includes generators, telescoping lights, and portable lights for nighttime rescue operations. It also houses an air compressor to refill self contained breathing equipment used by emergency personnel.

The City of Fayetteville was fortunate to be given the opportunity to house and maintain the vehicle at one of our stations. If any other city or county has a disaster which requires the use of the vehicle, we will deliver it and provide assistance if requested.

Aerial Ladder Truck:
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The City of Fayetteville has put into service an E-ONE HP-75 side stacker Aerial Ladder Truck. It has a fully enclosed cab with a seating capacity of seven. It is powered by a Detroit Series 60, 12.7 liter, turbocharged, 445 horsepower engine. The transmission is an Allison electronic five speed automatic.
The HP is equipped with a Hale Q-MAX 1500 gallon per minute pump. It is also equipped with a 1000 gallon per minute Akron electrically controlled monitor at the tip of the ladder. The 75 foot ladder is high strength all-aluminum. It can be operated from the pump panel or the turntable. The ladder can be fully functional and ready to work within 60 seconds.
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Photos by Paul Henry, Elk Valley Times

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