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2785 Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Phone: (615) 867-4626
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RCFR Reminds Community to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries”

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. As you “fall back”, Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) wants to remind you that the time change is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

“If your smoke alarms did not come with a 10-year lithium battery, your batteries need to be changed twice a year,” said RCFR Lieutenant/Assistant Fire Marshal Joshua Sanders. Sanders recommends changing them when the time changes roll around because it’s easiest to remember.

“Working smoke alarms are the single most important thing to have in your home to prevent loss of life from a home fire,” Sanders noted.

Additionally, Sanders says if your smoke alarm is over 10 years old, it’s time to get a new unit. “RCFR can help; the department offers free smoke alarms and installation for County residents.” To learn more about the department’s free smoke alarm installation program, contact RCFR’s Fire Prevention Division at 615-867-4626.

“Above all, we want you to be safe,” said Sanders. “Test your smoke alarms monthly, make sure you change batteries when necessary, and never hesitate to call us if you have any questions!”


Fire Prevention Week 2020

Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Read More.


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.