Letter from Fire Chief Roger Fuqua

Chief Fuqua

I want to welcome you to the official web site of the Cookeville Fire Department. Our site contains valuable information about our department, our community, and our members. I hope you will take the time to explore the different areas and links.

The Cookeville Fire Department has the strength of 58 career fire fighters which serve a residential population of more than 30,000 citizens, and a daytime population estimated to be in excess of 75,000 persons. Our four (4) fire stations provide services to a geographical area of over thirty-three square miles. That service area includes residential, commercial, and rural areas. In addition to our career fire fighters our department has a public fire and life safety educator, training and safety officer, and an administrative secretary who perform a variety of important roles.

Our department provides the following services: Fire suppression, Vehicle rescue, Hazardous materials mitigation, Public education, and Fire extinguishment training. A link to information specific to each division can be found on our home page.

Cookeville is a wonderful community in which to live. Our department, which has an ISO fire rating of class 2, maintains a strong partnership with the community we serve as described by our mission statement.

To accomplish our mission, we need your support and understanding of our operations. I hope that our revised web site contributes to building an even better and stronger partnership between us. Please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Best wishes,

Roger Fuqua

Fire Chief