Every year the State of Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office holds a poster contest for school aged kids in grades K-12. The contest promotes fire safety awareness throughout Tennessee schools. The theme this year was "Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." The Town of Arlington had 2 winners in the Statewide 2016 Poster Contest - 1st Grader at Arlington Elementary School, George Hughes, and 2nd Grader at Donelson Elementary School, Emma Taylor. Both students will be recognized at an awards event in Bell Buckle, TN on January 28th. More information about the contest can be found by visiting the link below.
Arlington Fire Station 71 is currently home to seventeen full-time firefighters including the Chief and Assistant Chief. The department currently has nine volunteer firefighters that supplement manpower when needed. 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 12,000 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.
All Arlington firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and 94% of those are IV certified as well. In addition, we have several firefighters who are members of TN Task Force 1, a highly trained 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 also has two state certified fire inspectors and eight state certified fire instructors.
55-foot Aerial Articulating Boom used for Fire Operations and Rescue
1,000-gallon Fire Pumper Truck
Brush Truck 71
1999 Ford F-250 4x4
Off-Road Firefighting Vehicle
TNT, Res-Q-Tec, and Phoenix Rescue Tools
Para-Tech Rescue Struts & Air Bags
1999 Ford F-250 4WD Brush Truck
Thermal Imaging Camera's
1994 International Chassis Pumper
Automated External Defibrillators
2006 Polaris ATV
TAC Sticks (Detects Live Wires)