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About Covington Fire

Covington fire trucks lined up at night responding to a fire Operations

Operations is the largest Division within the department. Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Service, Extrication, Rescue and Hazardous Material Response are among the many services provided. Firefighter shifts last 24 hours, alternating with 24 hours off-duty for seven consecutive tours of duty. This is followed by eight consecutive days off-duty. A work week is 56 hours.

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Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division serves a critical role in the prevention of fires in both commercial and residential areas. Fire prevention involves:

  • Conducting annual inspections on all businesses
  • Conducting residential and commercial inspections during construction
  • Providing education for the public
  • Reviewing construction plans
  • Investigations to determine the cause and origin of fire
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a fireman repelling from a building Training

Covington Fire Department personnel participate in the Tennessee Firefighting Commission Educational Inventive Program and exceed minimal state requirements. Personnel attend the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy, National Fire Academy and many more specialized schools and courses. CFD also has members on Tennessee Task Force 1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team.


Volunteer Division

Covington Fire Department relies on brave men and women to volunteer their time to serve as volunteer firefighters to ensure that every call for help is answered. Besides the men and women who respond to emergencies, other types of volunteers are also needed. There are volunteer opportunities at CFD for citizens willing to work hard. To submit an interest form click here Tennessee Volunteer Workforce Solutions (
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