Driving through Dandridge and throughout the DFD district you may have noticed a new color on the bonnet of the hydrants. DFD is conducting hydrant maintenance and flow testing. NFPA 291 provides guidance on fire flow tests and marking of hydrants in order to determine and indicate the relative available fire service water supply from hydrants and to identify possible deficiencies which could be corrected to ensure adequate fire flows as needed.
Red hydrants are up to 500 gallons per minute
Orange hydrants are from 500 – 1,000 gallons per minute
Green hydrants are from 1,000 – 1,500 gallons per minute
Blue hydrants are 1,500 + gallons per minute
Black hydrants are Out of Service

If you have any questions about hydrant testing and maintenance please contact:
Dandridge Fire Department business line at 865-397-3192
or contact your local utility
Dandridge Water Department at 865-397-3696
Shady Grove Utility at 865-397-3790


January 20, 2016
Dandridge would receive the first snowfall of 2016.
The DFD responded to:
7 – Motor Vehicle Crashes
1 – Medical Assist
1 – Structure Fire Mutual Aid (Lakeway Central VFD fire district)
1 – Structure Fire Mutual Aid (White Pine VFD fire district)


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The Dandridge Fire Department celebrated 2015 with a party on January 16, 2016. During the celebration the award for Firefighter of the Year would be given. Firefighter Brian Poole a native of Green County, TN would accept the award. Poole began his volunteer career in 2007 with the Green County Volunteer Rescue Squad. With the move to Jefferson County, Poole felt the need to keep volunteering. Poole joined the Jefferson County Rescue Squad in early 2011 where he was able to obtain his Emergency Medical Responder and has also just been elected to the position of Secretary by the members of the JCRS. In November 2014 Brian wanted to broaden his emergency service career and joined the Dandridge Fire Department. Poole wasted no time and jumped strait into the 2015 Recruit School (Jefferson City Fire Department Jefferson City, TN) and earned his Black Helmet in May of 2015. With the completion of rookie school Brian was able to pass the following certification tests given by the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting.
Hazardous Material Awareness
Hazardous Material Operations
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
After speaking with Brian we asked; what do you see for 2016? Poole stated ” with working full time at Lisega in Kodak, TN and making several business trips to Germany it will be hard to but I would like to be an instructor. But with anything more training and more tests are involved. The TARS Instructor certification in EVOC, VKF, Bloodborne Pathogens and vehicle extrication is what I will be pursuing for 2016.”
The DFD congratulates Brian Poole on his 2015 Firefighter of the Year.

Pictured L-R: Assistant Fire Chief Steve Williams (sitting), Fire Chief Andy Riley, Firefighter Brian Poole
Picture By: C.Borchert

Structure Fire


Commercial fire alarm activated at 501 Patriot Drive January 16, 2016 at 1406 hours. The alarm would later be changed to a commercial structure fire.
Responding Apparatus:
Engine 771
Engine 774
Engine 772
Tanker 780
Chief 701
Mutual Aid from Kansas-Talbott Tanker 887
Before the first DFD Engine could arrive on scene the fire would be extinguished and contained to the storage shed. The building would be checked for extension and overhaul preformed.

On the run since 1952!!!