ABOUT US

The Townsend Area Volunteer Fire Department (TAVFD) was organized in 1979 to provide protection for the city of Townsend and the surrounding area. This area extends from Hatcher's Cut to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) and from Rich Mountain to the Sevier County line. The area comprises about 35 square miles.

The fire department is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who are ready to answer the alarm. Of course, not all of these active members are available all the time. Some members are trained and certified as Emergency Medical Technicians, Medical First Responders, Swift Water Rescuers, and Rope Rescue personnel. 

The TAVFD responds to fire, medical, rescue and other emergencies in its response area and maintains mutual aid agreements with surrounding emergency units to supplement its resources.

The TAVFD's ISO rating is 6/6X.

STATIONS

TAVFD has four stations.

APPARATUS

TAVFD apparatus include two pumpers, two tank trucks, one first response/rescue truck, one brush/wildland fire truck, three rescue trucks, and two support vehicles.

OUR MEMBERS

The TAVFD department members are all volunteers. No one is paid for serving. Some members are trained and certified as Emergency Medical Technicians, Medical First Responders, Swift Water Rescuers, and Rope Rescue personnel.

ABOUT US

Townsend Area Volunteer Fire Department is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) social welfare organization established in 1979.

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ADDRESS

P.O. Box 308

Townsend, TN 37882

865-448-6322

info@tavfd.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
TAVFD's ISO Rating is 6/6X

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