So, you want to know how Almaville Fire got started, huh?
In the winter of 1983 a handful of dedicated individuals looking to serve their community, purchased two older model fire trucks and formed what we know now as Almaville Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Shortly after acquiring the apparatus a lease agreement was signed for the Old Almaville School site and it became the first Almaville Fire Station. To better accommodate the new fire department, five additional truck bays and a day room were added. In 1992, our headquarters "Station 15" on One Mile Lane was opened and in 2004 we added Station 3 on Weakly Lane. Our department has continued to grow with the community to provide adequate coverage to our district. We strive to provide the best emergency services possible.
So what is Almaville Fire doing currently?
As of 2019, Almaville is on track to respond to approximately 1000 calls-for-service throughout Rutherford County. We are currently operating out of three stations. Our response includes the unincorporated areas of Rutherford County, including mutual aid to all areas within the County.
Current primary response includes fire related incidents, motor vehicle incidents, and hazardous materials. With a growing live-in program and a proactive Recruit Training Program, Almaville provides professional volunteer firefighters to serve the citizens of Rutherford County and its visitors.
Over 50 of our volunteers have went on to career departments to include Nashville Fire, Houston Fire, Murfreesboro Fire, Mt. Juliet Fire, Smyrna Fire, La Vergne Fire, Rutherford County Fire, Williamson County Fire, and others. With such a diverse group of volunteers, we are able to provide knowledge and experience to pave a successful road for new firefighters.
As the only 100% volunteer Rescue Engine in Rutherford County, Almaville provides vehicle extrication services in addition to fire suppression. Almaville's response area includes Interstate 24, Interstate 840, residential (suburban and rural), commercial, educational, and industrial areas.
Almaville's Rookie School
We take pride in the fact that Almaville has one of the best volunteer Rookie School programs in the State of Tennessee. Our in-house program received TN Fire Commission approval in 2015 and set a high standard for Almaville's volunteers. Going above and beyond the State of TN Minimum Training Requirements, we provide Recruits training in hazardous materials, firefighting, vehicle extrication, the national incident management system, firefighter survival/RIT training, basic medical care, and in-house live fire training
The "Fighting 15" Fleet
Rescue Engine 61 - Engine 261 - Engine 361
Service Company 61 - Tanker 61
Brush 61 - Car 61