The City of Red Bank Fire Department was organized in 1971. Prior to that fire service was provided by a private concern on a subscription basis. Funding for the department comes from city taxes and $1,918,873 was budgeted for fiscal year 2024.
The department responds not only to fires but also provides rescue services, hazardous materials response, service calls, and public education programs. During 2022, the RBFD responded to 1022 alarms. Due to the actions of the department, an estimated $3,200,000 worth of property was saved in the city.
The RBFD operates out of 2 stations, which are manned 24 hours a day. The membership consists of members who work full-time as their career, members who receive compensation for working part-time shifts and are paid on call, and volunteer members who receive no compensation for services rendered.
The equipment currently consists of 4 engines, 1 hose/service truck, 1 rescue truck, and 2 staff vehicles. When an emergency occurs that will require more resources than the RBFD has, extra help will come from surrounding departments, which are in agreement with one another to provide extra assistance. This is known as a mutual aid agreement and the RBFD is a member of the Tri-State Mutual Aid Association, which consists of more than 60 metro area departments.
The members of the RBFD are State Certified Fire Fighters. Included in the membership are Rescue Technicians, Hazardous Materials Technicians, Paramedics, and Emergency Medical Technicians. The members are continuously going through training in order to be efficient and abreast of the latest strategy and tactics. This is necessary in order to provide an effective, well-coordinated fire department with standard methods and procedures of operation.
- How do I get a copy of a fire report?
Call RBFD Administration at 423-877-7252. We will need the date and address of the incident.
- How do I get a burning permit?
Call the Air Pollution Control Bureau at 423-643-5970. There is a ban on burning from May 1st - September 30th of each year.
- Who do I call to get CPR or public education classes?
Call Fire Marshal, Eddie Iles, at 423-269-7945 between 7 am and 3 pm.
- What do I do with old gasoline/oil/paint that I don't want?
Waste motor oil that is not contaminated with other fluids or dirt can be recycled. Take this to the Warner Park Recycle Center. Local auto parts stores may also accept used motor oil. Other household waste products can be taken to the Household Waste Collection Facility at 4063 N Hawthorne Street. Hours of operation are 8 am to 3 pm. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the City of Chattanooga website for more information.
- Do you get cats out of trees/telephone poles/off of roofs?
As a general rule no. Try opening a can of tuna and waiting for the cat to get down on its own. Cats have been known to stay up in trees for several days. We will come and see if we can assist and if safety permits we may be able to retrieve the pet in distress. Call us at 423-877-7252 or 877-1711. Please do not call 911.
- 2022 Annual Report RBFD
- Caution with Home Medical Oxygen (PDF)
- Grilling Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Association (PDF)
- Home Fire Escape Plans (English) (PDF)
- Home Fire Escape Plans (Spanish) (PDF)
- Home Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist (PDF)
- Living Safely in Your Apartment (PDF)
- Mission of the Red Bank Fire Department (PDF)
- Move to the Right for Sirens and Lights (PDF)
- Proper Disposal of Needles and Sharp Objects (PDF)
- What You Need to Know After the Fire (PDF)