Click the link below to find all the information in regards to burn permits. They are required Oct. 15th through May 15th.
The department has a KNOXBOX program that has a key secure system for business access after hours with data logging of the master key for security purposes. A building mounted box has the facility’s master key that the fire department can access to make entry to investigate.
Smoke detectors are available for FREE through a State of TN grant and the TVFD will install them for FREE. 1 in each bedroom, the hallway leading to the bedrooms, and a basement if present.
About the department:
Members are all volunteers who respond to the Tusculum and surrounding communities to all types of calls from motor vehicle crashes, structure fires, vehicle fires, etc. The TVFD also responds to other communities to occupy their fire stations while they are on larger incidents involving three or more departments. The department is made up of 20 members who respond to the station or the scene of incidents as they can in their spare time. No members actually “staff” the station and will respond from home, work, etc. The average call volume to emergencies is 20-25 incidents per month. Members must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check and live in the Tusculum community.
List of Members
Marty Shelton – Chief
Phillip Mullet – Assistant Chief
Gene Mullet – Captain
Scotty Crawford – Lieutenant
Judy Mullet – Secretary
Buck Steele – Safety Officer
Alan Corely – Active Firefighter
Channing Taylor – Probationary Firefighter
Daniel Brown – Probationary Firefighter
Matthias Baer – Probationary Firefighter
Andrew Ruthven – Active Firefighter
Spencer Hughes – Active Firefighter
Tanner Barkley – Active Firefighter
Katie Dodson – Active Firefighter
John McDavid – Probationary Firefighter
Mary Sane – Active Firefighter
John Fann – Active Firefighter
Rick Cannatelli – Active Firefighter
Bryce Malone – Active Firefighter
Collin Rice – Probationary Firefighter
Eric Price – Active Firefighter
Garrett Johnson – Active Firefighter
Dakota Steele – Active Firefighter
Josh Rodrigues – Active Firefighter
Wes Miller – Active Firefighter
Bobby Combs – Honorary/Lifetime
Tim Sullivan – Honorary/Lifetime
Business and Training: 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 PM
All other meetings: Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM
Other meetings as scheduled.
Our Current Fleet
The Tusculum VFD responds with five (5) apparatus to answer the emergencies with a pumper, 2 pumper-tankers, a rescue engine, and a brush truck. These units are fully equipped with specialized equipment for applying foam, battery powered rescue tools, rescue jacks for vehicle stabilization at wreck scenes, large water volume ground monitors, AEDs/oxygen on all trucks with fully stocked medical bags, multiple portable radios and bank chargers for long term operations, thermal imaging cameras, and much more. Each member is assigned their own personal PPE of structural firefighting ensemble including, but not limited to: helmet, nomex
hood, gloves, boots, pants, coat, portable radio, and reflective safety vest.
Engine 1601 is a 1,250 GPM with 1,000 gallons of water onboard. This apparatus is first-out to all structure fires, automatic fire alarms, and other related incidents. It carries 4 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in the seat backs for firefighters to donn while enroute to a call. A thermal imaging camera is mounted in a vehicular charger for the crew to use upon arrival along with 4 LED flashlights. The unit has 50 gallons of firefighting foam to apply in situations where water alone will not suppress the fire. A 6-bank radio charger has 6 portable radios in it for use at incidents that is wired into the apparatus.
Engine 1603 is a 1,250 GPM with 1,500 gallons of water onboard. This apparatus is second-out to all structure fires and automatic fire alarms and the first-out to automatic aid responses to assist other departments . It carries 5 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in the seat backs for firefighters to donn while enroute to a call. A thermal imaging camera is mounted in a vehicular charger for the crew to use upon arrival along with 4 LED flashlights. The unit has 50 gallons of firefighting foam to apply in situations where water alone will not suppress the fire. A
6-bank radio charger has 6 portable radios in it for use at incidents that is wired into the unit.
Engine 1604 is a 1,250 GPM with 1,500 gallons of water onboard. This apparatus is third-out to all structure fires and automatic fire alarms and the second-out to automatic aid responses to assist other departments . It carries support equipment for establishing a water supply fill site including a portable pump, multiple hose appliances, and a portable 2,100 gallon dump tank.
Brush truck 1607 carries 300 gallons of water to attack grass and vegetation type fires in an off- road environment using a 4×4 apparatus. Multiple hand tools, chainsaws, backpack water extinguishers, backpack leaf blowers, forestry hoses and appliances, etc. make up the equipment carried on this unit.
Rescue-engine 1602 has 500 gallons of water and 30 gallons of firefighting foam for fire suppression. This unit also carries technical rescue equipment for water rescues (life jackets, helmets, throw bags), rope rescue (raising systems, lowering systems, victim basket, all hardware associated with these systems), and battery-powered hydraulic cutter/spreader tools for vehicle rescue and Rescue Jacks (struts, jacks, ratchet straps). This unit is the first out on motor vehicle accidents and technical rescue incidents.
The all-volunteer department has members with a variety of training in numerous topics. The members are our most valuable piece of equipment and we take care to provide for their well-being. They are issued compliant PPE and have policies to ensure that gear is decontaminated after a fire in an extractor washer. We are striving to provide each of the 20 members a 2 nd set.