Fire & Rescue
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Non Emergencies: Dial (901) 465-2448
Address: Oakland Town Hall, 170 Doss Circle Oakland, TN 38060
Oakland Fire & Rescue History
Oakland Fire/Rescue was formed in 1977 by the Town of Oakland due to a need for more immediate response to fire emergencies in the community. Initially, the department had 1 piece of apparatus, a Pumper. They were stationed off Highway 194, behind the Water Plant. There were 10 volunteers. The first chief was Barry Burch. We have since evolved into a multiple member department with 6 pieces of apparatus, 2 Pumpers, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Rescue Truck, 1 Tanker and 1 Reserve Pumper.
All of our first response units are equipped with AED’s and our personnel are trained and qualified to use them. As you can see from our roster, we are well-staffed with medically trained and qualified personnel, which positions us well to respond to the majority of our calls, which are for medical assistance.
Our Primary/First Response area has a population in excess of 9,731 and covers an area in excess of 68 square miles. In addition, through mutual aid agreements with the Fayette County Fire Department we are second in to Somerville, Macon, and Hickory Withe. We also provide back-up coverage to any community in Fayette County that may need us.
We are proud to say that we have an ISO rating of 4. We have a comprehensive training program with regular weekly training along with special training sessions as needed.
Oakland Fire & Rescue Mission
To prevent and suppress fires, provide emergency medical services, perform rescues, educate and protect our citizens, promote public safety, and foster community relations.
Oakland Fire & Rescue Code of Ethics
1. To strive to recognize the importance and honor of my profession.
2. To conduct a personal and official life so as to inspire public confidence.
3. To judge fellow firefighters/first responders by standards I hold myself and never jeopardize the safety of any of my fellow firefighters/first responders.
4. To regard it as my duty to gain adequate knowledge to perform my job and avail myself of opportunities to learn more about my profession.
5. To avoid alliances with persons or businesses whose goals are inconsistent with the performance of a firefighter/first responder.
6. To never falsely claim qualifications I do not have.
7. To share publicity equally with fellow firefighters/first responders, whether favorable or unfavorable.
8. To pledge loyalty to my supervisors, fellow firefighters/first responders, and to the organization I represent.
9. To bear constantly in mind that the truth is to be sought before the cause is made so that the stature of Tennessee firefighters is enhanced rather than tarnished.