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ISO Ratings: Tennessee Fire Departments (9/24/2018)
Survey (Created: October 15, 2018; Reviewed: October 15, 2018)

This list of ISO ratings is not a comprehensive list of all fire departments in the state of Tennessee.  The information was provided by the cities/fire departments who responded to MTAS's request for ISO rating information.  If you would like a sortable Excel sheet of this ISO rating data or have any questions, please contact Frances Adams-O'Brien (frances.adams-obrien@tennessee.edu).

Sample Fire Department Firearms On-Duty Policy
General (Created: October 9, 2018; Reviewed: October 9, 2018)

This is a sample policy to serve as a template for a specific policy based on local needs. In October of 1996, the Department of Safety began issuing handgun carry permits pursuant to T.C.A. § 39-17-1351. While Tennessee allows persons with a valid handgun carry permit to carry handguns in places where they are not otherwise prohibited by law, an employer has the right to set policy for the workplace. There is debate on this issue, but the consensus of most municipal governments is to prohibit guns in the workplace except for commissioned law enforcement officers and similar employees with a need to go armed in the performance of their duties.

Summary of Public Acts 2018 (Includes "Small Cells: Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment, and Safety Act of 2018")
General (Created: August 30, 2018; Reviewed: September 25, 2018)

This document summarizes the year's public acts that have the most impact on municipal operations in Tennessee. Also included is the "Small Cells: Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment, and Safety Act of 2018" document co-authored by Hodge and Chad Jenkins, Deputy Director, Tennessee Municipal League.

Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer Job Sample
(Created: June 19, 2018; Reviewed: June 19, 2018)

Sample job description for Assistant fire chief and training officer, prepared by Dennis Wolf.

MTAS/CTAS ADA Compliance Officer Training 2018
(Created: June 19, 2018; Reviewed: June 19, 2018)

Materials from an MTAS/CTAS statewide class designed for those city and county staff with ADA compliance responsibilities. Information resources includes the extensive class handout as well as the class slide presentation.