What We Offer

Currently the Cookeville Fire Department has an ISO Class 2 Protection rating. Protection to the citizens of Cookeville is provided by 4 stations.

Fire Suppression

Fire suppression- is provided by various rated pumpers capable of pumping up to 2000 gallons per minute. Each apparatus is fully equipped and ready to respond to an emergency at any time. The fleet of apparatus includes:

  • 1-2008 500 gallon 75′ Sutphen Ladder Truck with a 2000GPM pump
  • 1 2007 750 gallon Crimson Rescue Pumper with a 1500GPM pump
  • 1-2006 1250 gallon Central States Pumper/Tanker with a 1500GPM pump
  • 1-2001 1250 gallon Central States Pumper/Tanker with a 1500GPM pump
  • 1-2001 300 gallon 100’ Sutphen Aerial Platform with a 2000GPM pump
  • 2-1995 500 gallon Freightliner/E-One Fire Engine with a 1000GPM pump
  • 1-1993 300 gallon Laverne Mini Pumper with a 250GPM pump
  • 1-1991 500 gallon Mack/FMC Fire Engine with a 1000 GPM pump
  • 1-1972 100’ American LaFrance Ladder Truck

First Responder/Medical Assistance

First Responder/Emergency Medical Assistance is provided by our cross-trained fire fighters. We have 10 Paramedics and 35 EMT’s. Each station is staffed with various levels of medical responders that support Putnam County Emergency Medical Services. Both agencies respond to serious and life-threatening calls and depending on the location of the call a fire apparatus may arrive to assist the injured before the Ambulance arrives. Both agencies work to provide a timely response to the sick or injured, while acting in a professional manor.

Rescue Services

Rescue Services – are provided by the firefighters at each station. Rescue equipment is carried on all front line apparatus; all of the firefighters have been trained in rescue techniques and the use of the rescue equipment.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Material Team – The Cookeville Fire Department maintains an Operational Readiness level of training to contain and/or mitigate Hazardous Materials spills or leaks.

Arson Detection

The Cookeville Fire Department fire investigation team is assisted by Arson Detection Dog (Shelby), which was provided by State Farm Insurance Services. Shelby is consistantly trained and recertified annually to be able to recognize 64 different flammable liquids and compounds. Shelby is the second detection K-9 to be maintained by Lieutenant Donnie Vinson. Shelby is an asset available to surrounding fire departments and enjoys visiting schools. Lieutenant Vinson and Shelby can be contacted by calling 931-520-5255.