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, 1 full time
Lieutenant, and 6 full time
firefighters, and 20 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
operate 2 pumpers, a quick response medical unit, a rescue squad, and a
brush fire/utility truck. Each apparatus is capable of responding to
various types of emergencies.
The district is mostly composed of rural area, but there are many residential neighborhoods and an industrial area that houses Alpha Corporation (AOC) among other businesses. Interstate 269 runs through Piperton as well as State Highways 57 and 72
has an ISO rating of 3 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.