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RCFR Promotes Sanders to Captain

Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) Chief Larry Farley announced this week Joshua Sanders will be promoted to the position of Captain effective March 29, 2021.

“Josh is an incredible asset to RCFR, and I know he will serve our department and the community well in this new role,” said Farley.

Sanders, who also serves as Assistant Fire Marshal for the department, began his career with RCFR in 2016.

He has a combined 19 years’ experience in the fire service, holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management and is certified through the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting as a Fire Officer IV.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this promotion,” said Sanders. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve such an amazing community, and appreciate Chief Farley’s confidence in my abilities. I look forward to transitioning into this new role and continuing to do what I love.”



In July 2010, five volunteer fire departments and two rescue squads in Rutherford County were combined together to form  Rutherford County Fire Rescue. The department is headed by Fire Chief Larry Farley in a full time paid position. Currently, there are 50 paid personnel and 20 volunteers. Station 51 on Barfield Rd, Station 52 on East Jefferson Pike and Station 60 Special Operations on Fortress Blvd. 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 availability.  

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.  Just like our full time staff, these volunteers are dedicated to protecting life and property for the citizens of Rutherford County. These Volunteer Fire Departments receive limited funding from outside sources and depend largely on contributions/donations from the people they serve.