Fire service in Tennessee : response to House Joint Resolution 204
Publisher/Date:Nashville, Tenn. : TACIR, 2013
Series:Report of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Note:June 2013.,Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-60).
Summary:Despite some improvement, Tennessee remains among the ten jurisdictions with the highest fire death rates nationwide, underscoring the importance of better understanding fire service in the state. The General Assembly asked TACIR to study how fire service is funded in rural and suburban areas, whether provided by paid or volunteer fire departments, and to determine the effect on local governments of not having a fully funded fire department and what it would mean for firefighting to be made an essential service.