About DFD


The Dandridge Fire Department team of volunteers is comprised of your neighbors, your friends and maybe even your relatives. They’re people just like you: with families, jobs and active lifestyles who still find time to give back to their community. Dandridge offers a friendly environment for you to discover your capabilities and make the most of your volunteering investment.

Established in 1952, the Dandridge Fire Department is a premier provider of emergency services in Jefferson County. Proctecting residents and businesses from our primary response are of the Town of Dandridge and Jefferson County to east and west of Interstate 40.

The response area for the Dandridge Fire Department is quiet extensive covering 103 square miles. Not only does the DFD cover the second oldest town (Town of Dandridge) in Tennessee. The response area incudes 20 miles of Interstate 40, 1 mile of Insterstate 81 and communities such as Swannsylvania and Deep Springs.

We provide comprehensive fire fighting, extrication, specialized rescue, hazardous material operations and fire prevention education from our Station 1 in Dandridge located on Old Highway 92 and Station 2 located at 147 East Meeting Street.

We take emergency services serious. While individuals volunteer to serve their community, our volunteers must realize that the services the department provides are a critical component of the life saving services available to the citizens of our community and for those passing through. We must be committed to providing our services 24-7.

The DFD currently maintains a fleet of five engines, one 114′ tower truck, one tanker (tender), one brush/rescue truck, one brush truck, one support/rehab truck, one support car and the Fire Chief’s command unit.

DFD membership is made up of 30 active volunteer firefighters. The DFD seeks volunteer to bolster its ranks. We offer a long list of benefits including in-house, local, state and national training, member incentives such as cable tv, internet, private bunk rooms and weight / cardio room. The DFD is a friendly, fun and professional atomosphere where you’ll find a second family. Did we mention that we are the busiest volunteer fire department in Jefferson County.






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