Fire Department

About

The City of La Vergne Fire Rescue Department is led by Fire Chief Ronny Beasley. The Department places a high emphasis on life, safety and fire prevention, along with a commitment to emergency responses for the City of La Vergne, its citizens, and its guests. LFRD provides emergency responses to fire-related emergencies, medical first responses, hazardous material incidents, and other situations that the department may be able to aid in.

The Fire Rescue Department is made up of three shifts that run 24 hours on, 48 hours off shifts. 16 personnel are assigned to any given shift with a minimum of 13. Fire staff operate off one engine, two quints, and one squad. The team is made up of a fire chief, deputy fire chief, fire marshal, life safety officer, three battalion chiefs, nine lieutenants, 11 engineers, and more than 20 firefighters.

Vision Statement

Ensuring a safer future for La Vergne.

Our Values

Trust - serving with faith, reliability, and strength

Passion - demonstrating a love for and bond with the community

Professionalism - providing an expert level of service through actions, training, and appearance

Our Vision

La Vergne Fire and Rescue's continued professional growth makes us a beacon fire department in the state of Tennessee, drawing quality new hires while strengthening our already experienced personnel. This team will have tremendous pride in the services they provide the citizens and visitors of La Vergne.

Strategic Plan

Monthly Run Report

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  1. Emergency Response Plan

    LFRD Pushes for Businesses to Create Emergency Response Plans

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Training & Credentials


The City of La Vergne Fire Rescue Department is committed to providing the best services possible. To ensure this standard is met the department requires each employee to maintain certain training standards and certifications. In addition to the minimum standards, specialized training is required for promotional positions within the department. Monthly training sessions are held to ensure the ISO requirements are maintained per the standards set forth.
The Fire Rescue Department is a proud member of the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting and often hosts training sessions.

History of the La Vergne Fire Department


In 1965 the La Vergne Fire and Police Department, Inc. was founded by A.C. Wintermeyer and James Gafford as a privately owned company. They served the unincorporated area of La Vergne and portions of Rutherford County faithfully until 1972 when the city was established and began providing police services. Wintermeyer and Gafford continued to provide fire services to the City of La Vergne until December 31, 2013 when the city implemented their own municipal fire and rescue department.