11754 Douglas Street 901-867-8905

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Mission Statement

The Goal of the Arlington Fire Department is to protect life and preserve property by providing competent fire and EMS services to the Town and Community, as safely and effectively as possible.

The Arlington Fire Department
Arlington Fire Station 1 is currently home to twenty-nine full-time firefighters including the Chief and Assistant Chief. The Town of Arlington currently has an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of Class 3.

Arlington Fire Department is proud to provide fire and emergency services to its over 13,000 citizens, covering 26 square miles within our city limits. Arlington Fire Department receives and provides automatic mutual aid as needed with the Shelby County Fire Department, as well as any neighboring department upon request. The Arlington Fire Department is dispatched by the Shelby County Fire 9-1-1 dispatch center.

The Arlington Fire Department has one fire station which responds with two fire apparatus staffed with a minimum of four (4) personnel.  We are in the process of building a second fire station south of Interstate 40 along Airline Road.  

All Arlington firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and 94% of those are Advanced EMT certified. The Arlington Fire Department strives to maintain an Advanced Life Support (ALS) response.  We have two paramedics assigned to each shift.  We contract with the Shelby County Fire Department (SCFD) to provide an ALS ambulance to the Town. The SCFD staffs the ambulance with one paramedic and one EMT.   

We have several firefighters who are members of Tennessee Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, a highly trained FEMA national disaster response team. Those members obtain additional training in technical rescue disciplines such as swift water, trench, structural collapse and rope rescue (low and high angle). Arlington Fire Department has five state certified fire inspectors and several state certified fire instructors.

For contact information see the staff directory.

Truck 71 - Copy
Truck 71
2020 Pierce 107' Ascendant Quint

engine 71 
Engine 72
2013 Pierce Custom Arrow XT Engine

Snorkel 71 (Reserve) 

2004 Pierce
55-foot Aerial Articulating Boom used for Fire Operations and Rescue

Fire Engine 79
Engine 79 (Reserve)

1995 Pierce
1,000-gallon Fire Pumper Truck
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Assistant Chief Response Vehicle
2019 Ford F-150 4 x 4    

Specialty Equipment
2006 Polaris ATV
Para-Tech Rescue Struts & Air Bags
TNT, Res-Q-Tec, and Holmatro Rescue Tools
TAC Sticks (Detects Live Wires)
Inmar Inflatable Rubber Boat


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