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Overview 
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 23.8 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.

For contact information see the staff directory.

Fire Defense & Rescue Equipment
Snorkel 71
Snorkel 71
2004 Pierce
55-foot Aerial Articulating Boom used for Fire Operations and Rescue
Engine 71
Engine 71
1995 Pierce
1,000-gallon Fire Pumper Truck
Brush Truck 71
Brush Truck 71
1999 Ford F-250 4x4
Off-Road Firefighting Vehicle


Specialty Equipment
2013 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper                       TNT, Res-Q-Tec, and Phoenix Rescue Tools
2003 Pierce Quint w/55' Snorkel Basket         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)


David Franks 
Chief
Email 

Station No. 71
11754 Douglass St.
Arlington, TN 38002

Ph: (901) 867-8905
Fx: (901) 867-2641
Emergencies: 9-1-1