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Fire Suppression Division
603 Bert St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 975-2840

Mark Scott
mscott@johnsoncitytn.org

Fire Suppression Division

Firefighters in the Protection/Suppression division provide service to the community 24 hours a day and are assigned to nine engine companies, three truck companies, and an Incident Command vehicle. The staff is responsible for the day to day provision of emergency services to city residents and guests; responding to all calls for emergency medical assistance, auto accidents, structure fires, and major disasters within the City.

If necessary, the staff will act as an all-hazards response agency responding to calls for assistance, regardless of the nature of the call. The staff is continuously involved in neighborhood and community events, such as reading programs, mentoring, fire safety talks, homeowners’ association meetings, demonstrations, community gatherings, etc.

The Fire Department has a variety of Hazardous Materials Technicians, TEMA Haz-Mat Specialists, Structural Collapse Technicians and Rope Rescue Technicians. We are currently developing Hazardous Materials and USAR Response Teams to meet the increasing demand for specialized incident stabilization. The Rope Rescue Team continues to sharpen and advance their skills to provide technical rescue services.


The department has a mix of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and first responders. Nine engine companies, equipped with automated external defibrillators, IV fluids, and vehicle extrication equipment, respond to medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents as required.



For Emergencies, Call 911

The Fire Department has a variety of hazardous materials technicians, TEMA Haz-Mat specialists, structural collapse technicians, and rope rescue technicians. We are currently developing teams that specialize in hazardous materials, confined space and USAR response to meet the increasing demand for specialized incident stabilization. These team members will continue to sharpen and advance their skills to provide technical rescue services to the citizens of Johnson City.

Hazardous Materials Incident Response (HAZMAT)

The Johnson City Fire Department, in conjunction with the Washington County EMA, is providing Hazardous Material Incident Emergency Response for the citizens of Washington County and Johnson City. Through the leadership of Haz Mat team members and professionals from the public and private sectors, the WC/JC Haz Mat Response Team will serve citizens during emergencies involving transportation accidents, fixed facility releases and acts of terrorism involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive agents. The team will be available for regional response when called upon by neighboring jurisdictions.


Rope Rescue Team

The Johnson City Fire Department established a Rope Rescue Team in 2003 to respond to high angle emergencies. Some emergencies that require a Rope Rescue Team response may include a car over an embankment, a window washer trapped on the side of a tall building or a injured person stuck on a cliff face. Whatever the emergency, the JCFD Rope Rescue Team consisting of nearly 20 Rope Rescue technicians are ready to answer the call.