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Larry Farley, Chief

2785 Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Phone: (615) 867-4626
Fax (615) 494-4474

Fire and Rescue Department

*****Mandatory Open Burning Ban has been Re-issued, November 2016

Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Chief Larry Farley, has re-issued the ban on open burning in Rutherford County. Due to the extremely dry conditions we must stop all opening burning in Rutherford County. This past weekend we had several acres burn and in some cases there were structures endangered. This ban will not be lifted until we have several inches of rain. We appreciate everyone's cooperation with this ban.

Recently five volunteer fire departments and two rescue squads in Rutherford County were combined together to form the new Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department. The department is headed by Fire Chief Larry Farley in a full time paid position. Currently, here are 26 paid personnel and 30 volunteers. Station 1 on Barfield and Station 5 on East Jefferson Pike are fully staffed fire stations. Since its inception, the department has been making great strides in improving services to citizens of the county by increasing training requirements and staffing availabilities of departments. In recent months average response times to motor vehicle accidents have dropped from 16 minutes to 6.8 minutes and fire responses have also dramatically decreased.

The county is also blessed with the resources of five other Volunteer Fire Departments. These departments consist of volunteers who expend countless hours of training and response time outside of their normal lives. They selflessly risk their own personal safety on each and every run they make. These volunteers are dedicated to protecting life and property for the citizens of Rutherford County while receiving limited funding from outside sources. These departments depend largely on contributions/donations from the people they serve.


August 31st, 2016

This accident occurred August 16, 2015 and after 1 year of recovery the crews that worked the accident spent the afternoon with the family involved. Everyone was glad to see the kids doing well. They spent the afternoon looking over the trucks and equipment used to extricate them from the wreckage. This accident was a example of the public safety agencies in the county working together for a positive outcome. Rutherford County EMS, Rutherford County EMS Special Operations, and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue. Visit the blog, life&wheelchairs, for more pictures and information of the encouraging visit!

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