Chief Larry Farley

Portrait of Larry Farley.

Chief Larry Farley is the first Fire Chief for the Rutherford County Fire Rescue which was established on July 1, 2010. Chief Farley’s career in the fire service began as a firefighter at the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department in 1989. He was then promoted to Lieutenant and served in this capacity for one year, when he was promoted to Captain and then to Assistant Chief. In 1992, he was promoted to Fire Chief of the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department. His sixteen years of service in this position concluded when he was appointed by Mayor Ernest Burgess as the Fire Coordinator for Rutherford County on April 1, 2008. On July 1, 2010, Chief Farley was appointed Fire Chief of the Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department.

Serving as the Fire Chief, Chief Farley is charged with establishing cohesive and standardized training, safety programs, improving efficiency, and equipment, while also providing vehicle rescue throughout Rutherford County.

Chief Farley has obtained the highest Fire Officer certification, as Fire Officer IV. Chief Farley is a member of several associations such as Rutherford County Fire Chief’s Association, Tennessee Fireman Association, Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Tennessee Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators, Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, and past President of Middle TN Fire Chief's Association