The Piperton Fire Departments operates as a combination department, which means we have both 24/7 full time and reserve staff. We are currently recruiting for reserve firefighter roles, but full-time positions can be hired from within as those slots become available.  The Piperton Fire Department prides itself on using nationally and state recognized training programs. We push our members to obtain many of the same formal certifications as our full-time firefighters, which eases that transition for those looking for a higher level of advancement.

The Piperton Fire Department has internal training capabilities on several levels plus multiple types of roles that can be filled within our organization. Do not let a lack of previous experience prevent you from becoming a reserve if this program sparks your interest.  Not only is it a gratifying way to serve your Community, but you will find that you quickly come to inherit a second family.  Be part of the Tradition and Excitement. Be part of the Community. Come JOIN our Family.

Click here to access the reserve firefighter application or stop by the fire station at:

3575 Highway 196 S
Piperton, Tn 38017

Below are the requirements set forth to become a reserve firefighter with the Piperton Fire Department:

        Basic Requirements:

·         Be at least 18 years old

·         Able to pass a background check

·         Be drug free

·         Physically and mentally capable of dealing with stressful and hazardous situations

·         Able to work individually as well as part of a team

Training Requirements:

·         16 Hours – Introduction to Emergency Services

·         64 Hours – Basic Firefighting

·         8 Hours – Hazardous Materials Awareness

·         72 Hours – Hazardous Materials Operations

·         64 hours – Emergency Medical Responder

These classes are taught in-house with department instructors.  Class schedules are flexible and able to accommodate other family and career obligations

Staffing Requirements:

·         Minimum of 24 hours per month

·         Respond to larger emergencies from home including but not limited to:

o   Structure Fires

o   Motor Vehicle Collisions

o   Haz-Mat Incidents