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Johnson City Fire Department
603 Bert St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 975-2840

Administrative Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm


The Johnson City Fire Department is a full-time career department serving 63,141 city residents as well as 12,390 East Tennessee State University students, 400 Veterans Affairs-Mountain Home residents and thousands of daily commuters. The Department has 120 members, 110 of whom are dedicated to Fire Suppression, Haz-Mat and Medical First Response Operations. The department operates three shifts with approximately 35 firefighters working per 24-hour shift. Firefighters respond from nine fire stations, operating nine pumpers, three ladder trucks, and one incident command vehicle.

The department has a mix of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and first responders. Nine engine companies, equipped with automated external defibrillators, IV fluids, and vehicle extrication equipment, respond to medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents as required.

for emergencies call 911

The Fire Department has a variety of hazardous materials technicians, TEMA Haz-Mat specialists, structural collapse technicians, and rope rescue technicians. We are currently developing teams that specialize in hazardous materials, confined space and USAR response to meet the increasing demand for specialized incident stabilization. These team members will continue to sharpen and advance their skills to provide technical rescue services to the citizens of Johnson City.

Pluggie the Fire Plug is an exciting tool for teaching fire safety. He looks like an ordinary fire hydrant until his cap rises comes alive. His eyes light up, he moves, listens and speaks all by remote control.

To have Pluggie come and visit your school or organization contact the Johnson City Fire Department @ (423) 975-2840.

From the Chief

The men and women of the Johnson City Fire Department are proud to serve our community. Since its inception in 1891, our department has used dedication, training and innovation to meet the ever-growing and ever-changing needs of the community. Today, we are an “all-hazards” response agency that provides many non-traditional services in addition to traditional fire protection and emergency medical services. We have developed highly trained, specialized teams for haz-mat, water rescue, high angle rescue, and urban search and rescue. We also provide smoke detector installation, installation of child car safety seats, and fire station blood pressure checks. We hope our service not only meets but exceeds your expectations.