Decatur County Fire Dept Station 1

We all knew it was already happening, but Decatur County desperately needs more firemen that are active. If you are inte...
04/18/2019
New NFPA Report Finds Significant Decline in Volunteer Firefighter Numbers

We all knew it was already happening, but Decatur County desperately needs more firemen that are active. If you are interested, just send us a message. The process is easy and it might just be your calling!

Decatur County Emergency Management

New NFPA report finds lowest volunteer firefighter numbers on record.

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
03/22/2019
American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association
03/07/2019

Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

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02/16/2019

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Lexington Fire Department TN
01/28/2019

Lexington Fire Department TN

LEXINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE
Lexington Residents and Businesses Expected to Benefit from Improved ISO Rating Class 2.

Lexington, TN: Today, the City of Lexington is proud to announce it has received a new ISO grade that will greatly impact residents and businesses in the community. After several years of intensive focus and organizational improvement, Lexington now has the second highest possible rating of Class 2.

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) awarded the City of Lexington a Class 2 Public Protection Classification, commonly known as the ISO Rating. The Insurance Services Office is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators, and others by providing information about risk. Using its Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, ISO collects and evaluates a community’s fire suppression capabilities and assigns a “Public Protection Classification” (PPC) number to the community. This rating, a number from 1 to 10, is a valuable indicator of a community’s capacity to mitigate future fire losses. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria, which is based on nationally accepted standards.

Lexington’s Class 2 rating is the second highest rating possible, meaning Lexington homeowners could see a reduction in their insurance premiums. Businesses and industries looking to locate in Lexington will have an even greater incentive to invest in the community.

Currently, only 32 other fire departments in Tennessee and only 1,545 fire departments across the country have achieved the Class 2 rating. Lexington Fire Department is among the top 4.45% of 42,000 evaluated agencies nationwide. The department has held a Class 5 rating since 1995. The significant leap from a Class 5 to a Class 2 is a reflection of the City’s departments working together. An improvement of three classifications is very rare and represents significant improvement on behalf of all agencies involved. The rating demonstrates the importance of our team of dedicated individuals. The Lexington Fire Department, Lexington Utilities, and the Lexington Police Department Communications Center work tirelessly around the clock to provide essential community services.

“The members of Lexington Fire Department work hard to continuously improve our services and educate the public about fire prevention,” said Fire Chief Doug Acred. “We are extremely proud of achieving the Class 2 rating. It reflects the hard work and dedication of all of our personnel, including efforts to reduce loss through firefighting and community risk reduction. This wouldn’t be possible without the support and commitment to public safety from our elected officials, Mayor Jeff Griggs, Vice Mayor Sandra Wood, Fire Chairman Emmitt Blankenship, as well as Peggy Gilbert, Jack Johnson, Tim Rhodes, Gabe Williams and Gordon Wildridge,” he added.

The ISO evaluation includes an analysis of all fire department operations, including fire suppression capabilities, community risk reduction, fire prevention efforts, and the availability of essential resources. The evaluation includes analysis of key supporting elements, such as dispatching resources, number of available engines, and water supply. Those critical components are not possible without the dedicated employees of the City of Lexington Fire and Police Communications Center, Henderson County 911, and Lexington Utilities.

“This is truly a team effort. Our firefighters did a great job helping us meet all the requirements for a Class 2 rating. Lexington Utilities provides us with one of the best water distribution systems in our area, and our Communications Center works hard receiving and handling fire alarms to provide fast and effective dispatch services for fire and police,” said Chief Acred.

ISO will publicize the improved rating soon, and property owners could see potential savings in insurance premiums when their policy renews.

For more information, please contact the Lexington Fire Department at (731) 968-8219.

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk
01/18/2019
Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk

"Making our customers comfortable is vastly more important than making sure we're following additional government processes right now," Kia officials said.

Fire fatality rates increase in Tennessee in 2018 - WBBJ TV
12/30/2018
Fire fatality rates increase in Tennessee in 2018 - WBBJ TV

Fire fatality rates increase in Tennessee in 2018 - WBBJ TV

JACKSON, Tenn.–According to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, there have been more than 90 fire-related deaths state-wide in 2018, as compared to 85 deaths in 2017. Local fire officials want to bring awareness to local counties to prevent the numbers of deaths from rising. Even t...

Lexington Fire Department TN
10/25/2018
Lexington Fire Department TN

Lexington Fire Department TN

Friends of Heart donated four AEDs to the Lexington Fire Department. (L-R) Fire Inspector Keith Wallace, Firefighter Cody Usery, Firefighter Daylon McPeake, Michelle Whatley, Mayor Jeff Griggs, Rosy Roberts, Lt. Mark Zurofsky, Firefighter Brandon Wilson, Training Officer Wesley Vaughn, and Chief Doug Acred.

Decatur County Fire Dept Station 1's cover photo
10/25/2018

Decatur County Fire Dept Station 1's cover photo

Decatur County Fire Dept Station 1
10/25/2018

Decatur County Fire Dept Station 1

10/23/2018

Hi everyone,

Before you start burning anything such as leaves, please make sure you obtain a Burn Permit if you live within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodlands. All residents of Tennessee are required to have a burn permit from October 15th to May 15th to burn anything outside.

Permits are completely free and easy to obtain. If you wish to obtain a burn permit, you can either call (731) 847-2254 or go online at https://agriculture.tn.gov/OnlineBurnPermitPublic/default.aspx. If you are burning larger than an area of 8 feet by 8 feet you cannot obtain a permit online and you must call.

The consequences of not having a burn permit and applicable laws can be read at http://burnsafetn.org/pdfs/firelaws.pdf

10/11/2018

Station 1 Fire Dept will be cooking ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, roll, dessert, and choice of drink! Ranch and thousand island dressing available for your salad. These steaks are absolutely famous for the Decatur County area. No steak sauce is needed because of how much flavor these steaks have!
If you want to come, please message me or call me at 731-733-9683

Thank you for supporting the fire department!

10/05/2018
Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association

Congress has passed a law requiring flags to be flown at half staff on Sunday in honor of fallen firefighters. In accordance to Public Law 107-51, the American Flag should be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 7 sunrise to sunset in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

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