Ban on all open burning in Rutherford County as continued dry conditions have created a significant fire hazard. Learn more
2785 Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Phone: (615) 867-4626
Fax (615) 494-4474
Email: Chief Larry Farley
Effective immediately, there is a ban on all open burning in Rutherford County as continued dry conditions have created a significant fire hazard. Rutherford County Fire Rescue Chief Larry Farley advises that citations may be issued for any incidents of burning, at the discretion of authorities. The ban will remain in effect until enough rain occurs to reduce the fire hazard; at that time an announcement lifting the ban will be made.
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.