The Piperton Fire Department serves the City of Piperton and surrounding area of District 3 in Fayette County covering a combined area of approximately 27 square miles. We are a combination department with a full-time paid Chief, two full time firefighter/EMT's, and 40 volunteers. We respond to all emergency calls to include fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle crashes, hazardous material leaks, and any other type of rescue or life safety issues. We have 3 fire fighting engines a medical response unit, two brush fire-fighting units, and a Chief's vehicle, which also carries medical equipment.
The district is
mostly composed of rural area, but there are many residential
neighborhoods and an industrial area that houses Alpha Corportation
(AOC) among other businesses. Highway 385 runs through Piperton and it
is proposed that another highway (I-269) will also be built through the
Our city has an ISO rating of 5 which corresponds to our fire-fighting capabilities and training as well as our water system infrastructure. The passage of legislation to require residential sprinkler systems in addition to already requiring sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial building will help insure that our growth does not overtax our department or city emergency response resources. The sprinkler systems are designed for life safety protection, but have been shown to mitigate property damage also. This helps protect the lives of our citizens and the lives of those that work in our city, and also protects the investments of home and business owners that make-up our community.
Office of the Chief
T. Reed Bullock, the first full-time firefighter for the City of Piperton, was designated Fire Chief in 2006. A ten-year veteran of the department where he began his firefighting career, he is a single father with one son. Together they enjoy fishing, hunting, baseball, riding horses and are active members at Central Church in Collierville, where Reed serves as an usher.