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Burns Fire Department    2715 Church St, P.O. Box 36 Burns, TN 37029    (615) 446-7911


FIRE CHIEF - Nathan Stringer * 615-446-7911 * bfdchief200@yahoo.com

Burns Fire Department operates 24/7, 365 days a year. We are a fulltime department made up of paid personnel and volunteers including a working chief five days a week, three captains rotating 24- hour shifts, six relief PRNs and 20 volunteers. Proudly serving the citizens of Burns and our community for over forty years.

Burn restrictions:

If you live inside the town you must obtain a free burn permit. Call 615-446-7911

If you live outside the city limits you must obtain a free burn permit from October 15 thru May 15

call 1-877-350-2876 or go to www.burnsafetn.org

Rural Fire Serivce:

A Rural Fire Service Program is offered by our fire department. If your home is located within 5 miles of the Burns Fire Department, you are eligible to subscribe annually to receive fire protection from the Burns Fire Department. If you have any questions about the program please do not hesitate to call us at (615) 446 - 7911. If you would like to subscribe to this service, please contact the Town of Burns at (615) 446 - 2851.

Rural Fire Service Program :

* Available to homeowners within a 5 mile radius of the fire station (2717 Church Street)

*Annual fee: 0.1% of home appraisal value ($150 minimum, $300 maximum annual cost)

*Benefits: City fire service coverage : Public service assistance : Potential insurance savings

Rural Fire Application

To check your property tax appraisal visit http://www.assessment.state.tn.us/


ISO - Insurance Service Office - that provides statistical information on risk. For many years the "ISO Rating" had a large impact on most fire departments. The ISO (PPC) rating is from 10 - 1. With "1" being the best.


Apparatus & Equipment:

246 Engine - 2007 Ferrara

240 Engine - 1997 E-One

241 Engine - 1976 American LaFrance

245 Tanker - 1995 International

244 Rescue Truck - 2001 F-350

242 Brush Truck - 2000 Chevy 3500

243 Mobile Support - 1976 Gerstnalager

200 Fire Chief Support Vechicle - 2003 Ford Crown Vic


The town recently purchased a new water tanker (TANKER 245). This tanker replaced our 1968 model.



Volunteer Opportunities …If you would like to give back to your community and become a volunteer firefighter please stop by our Burns Fire Department to pick up an application.