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.
Arlington Fire Department is currently home to twenty-nine full-time firefighters including the Chief and Assistant Chief. The Town of Arlington has an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of Class 3.
Arlington Fire Department is proud to provide fire and emergency services to its over 15,000 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 departments upon request. The Arlington Fire Department is dispatched by the Shelby County Fire 9-1-1 dispatch center.
The Arlington Fire Department has two fire stations which responds with one fire apparatus each, staffed with a minimum of four (4) personnel.
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.
2020 Pierce 107' Ascendant Quint
2013 Pierce Custom Arrow XT Engine
Snorkel 71 (Reserve)
55-foot Aerial Articulating Boom used for Fire Operations and Rescue
Engine 79 (Reserve)
1,000-gallon Fire Pumper Truck
Assistant Chief Response Vehicle
2019 Ford F-150 4 x 4
2022 F550 Ford 4 x 4 Brush Truck
Manufactured by Skeeter
All Electric Holmatro Rescue Tools
TAC Sticks (Detects Live Wires)
Inmar Inflatable Rubber Boat