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2785 Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Phone: (615) 867-4626
Fax (615) 494-4474

About Us

In July 2010, 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, there 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 availability.  In recent months average response times to motor vehicle accidents have dropped from 16 minutes to 6.8 minutes, and fire responses have 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.  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.