What We Offer
Currently the Cookeville Fire Department has an ISO Class 2 Protection rating. Protection to the citizens of Cookeville is provided by 4 stations.
Fire suppression is provided by various rated pumpers capable of pumping up to 2,000 gallons per minute (GPM). Each apparatus is fully equipped and ready to respond to an emergency at any time. The fleet of apparatus includes:
- 1 2008 500-gallon, 75-foot Sutphen ladder truck with a 2,000 GPM pump
- 1 2007 750-gallon Crimson rescue pumper with a 1,500 GPM pump
- 1 2006 1,250-gallon Central States pumper / tanker with a 1,500 GPM pump
- 1 2001 1,250-gallon Central States pumper / tanker with a 1,500 GPM pump
- 1 2001 300-gallon, 100-foot Sutphen aerial platform with a 2,000 GPM pump
- 2 1995 500-gallon Freightliner / E-One fire engine with a 1,000 GPM pump
- 1 1993 300-gallon Laverne mini pumper with a 250 GPM pump
- 1 1991 500-gallon Mack / FMC fire engine with a 1,000 GPM pump
- 1 1972 100-foot American LaFrance ladder truck
First Responder / Medical Assistance
First Responder / Emergency Medical Assistance is provided by our cross-trained fire fighters. We have 10 Paramedics and 35 EMTs. Each station is staffed with various levels of medical responders that support Putnam County Emergency Medical Services. Both agencies respond to serious and life-threatening calls and depending on the location of the call a fire apparatus may arrive to assist the injured before the Ambulance arrives. Both agencies work to provide a timely response to the sick or injured, while acting in a professional manor.
Rescue Services are provided by the firefighters at each station. Rescue equipment is carried on all front line apparatus; all of the firefighters have been trained in rescue techniques and the use of the rescue equipment.
The Cookeville Fire Department maintains an Operational Readiness level of training to contain and / or mitigate Hazardous Materials spills or leaks.
The Cookeville Fire Department's mission is to reduce the risk of fire; thus protecting lives, welfare, and economic vitality of our community. We accomplish this through public fire safety education in the community, fire safety education in the schools, fire extinguisher classes, fire investigations, and fire safety checks (upon request). We also install free smoke detectors for our local residents to combat fire and deaths due to fire.