Fire Safety Education & Outreach



Demonstrations & Tours

Rutherford County Fire Rescue provides on-site fire and life safety education to local schools and events.  We look forward to visiting your school or event!  Please contact our Fire Adminstration office at (615) 867-4626 to schedule.

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Fire Safety Videos

Cooking Safety

Home Escape Plan

Heating Safety

Smoke Alarms

Important Fire Safety Tips

  • Always call 911 in case of an emergency.

  • In case of fire - Get out fast, stay out.

  • If there is any smoke, stay low and crawl below.

  • Stop, drop, and roll if your clothes catch on fire.

  • Test your smoke detectors monthly and change the batteries annually.

  • Never disable a detector by borrowing its battery for another use.

  • Plan and practice two escape routes with your family.

  • Never leave cooking unattended.

  • Put a lid on grease fires, never use water.

  • Never use an appliance with a frayed cord.

  • Keep lighters and matches away from children.

  • Keep heaters away from curtains and furniture.

  • Remove lint from a dryer regularly.

  • Purchase a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it.

  • Always turn pot handles toward the center of the stove.

  • Never fill a gas container in a vehicle; always place it on the ground.

  • Never store flammable liquids in your house or garage.

  • Never wear loose clothing while cooking.

  • Never run a heater's cord under a rug, carpet, or furniture.



FREE Smoke Alarm Installation

The Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department provides FREE residential smoke alarm installation for residents that do not currently have smoke alarms in their homes or have inoperable smoke alarms.  This program is made possible through through the Tennessee "Get Alarmed" program and other grant programs.

Photo of two firemen installing a smoke alarm. 

To request a FREE smoke alarm installation, please contact our office at (615) 867-4626 or fill out our online request for HERE.