Fire Suppression Division

The Fire Suppression Division is staffed by 29 firefighters.  The Fire Suppression Division provides fire suppression, rescue services, and fire inspections to the citizens and visitors of Knoxville. Knoxville Firefighters responded to over 2267 calls for service in 2020.


Training

Through a series of mutual-aid agreements, the Knoxville Fire Department assists neighboring communities with emergencies and training.  A typical member of the Knoxville Fire Department will participate in 20 hours of training per month. Knoxville Fire Department members participate in both the EMS Division and Fire Division. 

Leadership

The Fire Suppression Division is led by Captain Trenton Bacus and Lieutenant Mike Merrill. The Fire Suppression Division staff are constantly reviewing state of the art techniques to improve fire protection for the citizens of Knoxville.

Apparatus

  • Engine 312: 1998 Pierce Saber 1,250 GPM pump 1000 gallon tank
  • Engine 313: 2020 Alexis Custom rescue pumper/tanker, 1500 GPM Pump, 1500 gallon tank with TNT rescue tools  
  • Ladder 314 1997 Smeal 75 ft Quint 1500 GPM pump 500 gallon tank 
  • Rescue 317: 2009 Ford / Pierce Rescue Truck with TNT rescue tools
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Rescue 317