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Arlington Fire Station 2 opened October 29th, 2021

On October 29th, 2021 The Town of Arlington opened Fire Station 2 located at 12364 Donelson Road.  It is a 4.7M dollar, 13,000 facility designed by Allen and Hoshall Architect firm and built by ViktorHall Construction. It took almost 24 months to complete this project.  Engine 72 and Brush Truck 72 respond from this station.  The station has the departments first classroom capable of seating 24 students.  This is the first time in our Town's history where we were able to have two fully operational fire stations with all full time employees.
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Crash Responder Safety Week Nov 8-14, 2021

Roadside rescues are among the most dangerous emergency calls first responders handle.  From January through October of this year, 51 traffic incident responder have been killed; 24 law enforcement officers, 18 towing personnel, 7 firefighters, and 2 Public Works personnel. The Federal Highway Administration  recognized this week as Crash Responder Safety Week to remind everyone to use extreme caution when passing the scene of an accident.  It is the law in all 50 states that motorist must slow down and move over when confronted with a roadside accident. Please do your part to "Slow Down, Move Over, and Stay Alert" when behind the wheel of your vehicle. 
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Second Engine Company Started on January 20, 2020 at 07:00

The Town of Arlington has considered adding a second fire company for several years.  In 2018 the Mayor and Board of Alderman agreed with the proposal submitted by the Arlington Fire Department which, in summary, explained the need for a second engine to support manpower needs on current emergency responses, specifically working structure fires.  The report also provided information about response times to citizens south of Interstate 40.  They unanimously agreed to support a second fire company and approved building a second station.  

The new station is under construction at Airline Road and Donelson Road.  Check out the information about the station on this page below.  The personnel for the second company have been hired. The twelve new members began on January 6, 2020.  They have endured 80 to 100 hours of refresher training to ensure they were ready to respond when we placed Engine 72 in-service on January 20, 2020 at 07:00.  Engine 72 responds from current Arlington Fire Station 1 until Fire Station 2 is completed.  Therefore, we have Truck 71 and Engine 72 as two full time, fully staffed fire companies available for any emergency. 

New Assistant Chief Response Vehicle
We have a new addition to our fire fleet.  This is our Assistant Chief Response Vehicle.  It is a Ford F150 with the enforcer package.  The bed is fully enclosed for clean cab and weather tight storage. 

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New Sign Installed for Fire Station 1
A new  sign was installed at Arlington Fire Station 1.
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Apparatus
We placed Truck 71 in service on November 26, 2019.  Placement of this new Truck has taken over a year from concept and construction to training and implementation.  It has advanced life support capabilities (ALS) just like our engine had.  We will now begin changing Engine 71 to Engine 72 in preparation of adding our second company in January 2020.

Truck 71


Restoration of
Engine 49

The Town of Arlington purchased a new Ford CA-1-500 gpm. Fire Engine from the Central Fire Truck Corporation on August 21, 1950.  The Engine cost the Town $4,892.50.  The Department still owns this truck.  It is in the process of being restored to its original glory.  We hope to have it back by the end of 2020. 
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