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About the Knoxville Fire Dept.

The City of Knoxville Fire Department provides fire protection and rescue services to nearly 104+ square miles within the corporate limits of the City of Knoxville serving approximately 180,761 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 20,722 calls for service in 2012. Emergency Medical Service calls for service totaled 10,803, and non-EMS calls for service totaled 9,919.

The department has 320 full-time career professional firefighters and maintain 42 fire suppression and rescue units in the city's 19 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 Shop.

Honored Firefighters of the 4th Quarter Announced

Honored Firefighters of the QuarterMarch 24, 2014 - Mayor Madeline Rogero and Fire Chief Stan Sharp honored three City firefighters Monday as Firefighters of the 4th Quarter 2013 for their life-saving efforts during a New Year's Eve fire.

Master Firefighter and Paramedic Dean Owens, Senior Firefighter and Paramedic Greg Sauceman, and Master Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician Hugh Laxton were battling a Dec. 31 house fire at 5508 Dandyline Street when KFD Capt. Mark Lacey, a 20-year department veteran, suffered a heart attack. The immediate and skillful medical care rendered by the trio of firefighters is credited with Capt. Lacey surviving.
KFD Holds Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters
KFD Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
October 8, 2013 - The Knoxville Fire Department held its annual Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters Tuesday at the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville. The annual ceremony honored the 24 KFD firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty since 1885 and the 9 retired firefighters who have died since the last memorial service. As part of the ceremony, attended by active and retired firefighters and family and friends of those being honored, a bell tolled 33 times - once for each of the fallen firefighters. At the same time - as each fallen firefighter's name was read by Fire Chief Stan Sharp and the bell tolled - a single red rose was placed into a gold-colored vase bearing the department's insignia.
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