the Knoxville Fire Dept.
The City of Knoxville Fire Department provides fire protection and
rescue services to nearly 100 square miles within the corporate limits
of the City of Knoxville serving approximately 175,000 citizens. In
addition, the department has the responsibility of enforcement of
the fire and life safety codes and public fire education programs.
The Fire Department responded to 30,455 calls for service in 2002.
Emergency Medical Service calls for service totaled 10,515, and
non-EMS calls for service totaled 19,940. Total emergency runs were
15,581. EMS runs made up 52.7 percent of the total.
The department has 308 full-time career professional firefighters
staffing 42 fire suppression and rescue units in the city's 18 fire
stations. The stations are located strategically throughout the
city. The stations are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These
professionals are also assigned to other divisions within the department
such as Training, Fire Prevention Bureau, Public Education, Emergency
Medical Services, Administrative Offices, Logistics, and Maintenance