the Knoxville Fire Dept.
The City of Knoxville Fire Department provides fire protection and
rescue services to nearly 104+ square miles within the corporate limits
of the City of Knoxville serving approximately 180,761 citizens. In
addition, the department has the responsibility of enforcement of
the fire and life safety codes and public fire education programs.
The Fire Department responded to 20,722 calls for service in 2012.
Emergency Medical Service calls for service totaled 10,803, and
non-EMS calls for service totaled 9,919.
The department has 320 full-time career professional firefighters
and maintain 42 fire suppression and rescue units in the city's 19 fire
stations. The stations are located strategically throughout the
city. The stations are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These
professionals are also assigned to other divisions within the department
such as Training, Fire Prevention Bureau, Public Education, Emergency
Medical Services, Administrative Offices, Logistics, and Maintenance