Swearing-in for AFD Newly Promoted and New Personnel
September 21, 2022, the Arlington Fire Department swore-in three newly promoted personnel. One lieutenant and two drivers. We also swore-in and welcomed six new members to our department. The event was held at Arlington Town Hall in the evening to allow friends and family to join the ceremonies. Standing left to right is new personnel FFP. W. Geyer, Pvt. J. Hamilton, Pvt. A. Franklin, Pvt. T. Sloane, Pvt. B. Badgley, and Pvt. T. Weaver. Seated left to right are the newly promoted personnel Lt. D. Estridge, Driver S. Berryhill, and Driver P. Asbury.
AFD Received the New 2022 Skeeter Ford F550 Brush Truck
Arlington Fire Department still responds to brush fires in rural areas of Arlington. Shelby County, and surrounding areas. The previous brush truck was totaled in March of 2020 after 22 years of service. The Apparatus Committee compiled specifications for this replacement. It is a custom-built brush truck with a high lift suspension for crossing the highway medians, embankments and accessing our rural farming areas. The cost for this apparatus was $188,379. We increased the pump capacity to flow 1 3/4" hose lines. It has an onboard foam tank and plenty of storage for our tools and equipment. We look forward to the next few decades using this new truck.
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 sf 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 Department's first classroom capable of seating 24 students. This is the first time in our Town's history where we are able to have two fully operational fire stations with all full time employees.
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. We recently had it restored by Design Facilities. We are working to get new decals added along with new tires. We hope to use it for public relations and special events.