Emergency Medical Services (In-Home, Vehicle Accidents, Event Stand-By, etc.)

The City of Kingston Fire Department responds to any medical emergency dispatched by our Roane County E-911 center. Our firefighters hold medical licenses through the State of Tennessee for either Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Our firefighters practice medicine under the direction of Roane County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS). We can provide basic pre-hospital care for illnesses and injuries prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Additionally, KFD can provide medical standby for any event taking place in the City of Kingston. If you would like medical standby for an event, please contact our main station at 865-376-2936.

Hazardous Material Response

The City of Kingston Fire Department has trained Hazardous Material Technicians on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Technicians are certified through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Each Technician must renew his or her certification every 2 years. For this to be possible, KFD has partnered with the Roane County Office of Emergency Services to receive continuing education hours. Additionally, many of our firefighters are on the Roane County Hazmat Team. The Hazmat team is activated in the event of any large hazmat incident in the county.

Vehicle Extrication

Every member of KFD is certified in vehicle extrication. Vehicle extrication is performed when a vehicle or vehicle parts must be removed from around a victim after the event of a collision when normal means of egress are not possible. After in-depth planning, KFD uses specialized equipment to perform the rescue by cutting and bending the vehicle away from the victim. If possible, KFD will provide medical care while an extrication is being performed.

Low Angle Rope Rescue

Using specialized equipment, KFD can remove a victim from an embankment, gully, ditch, etc. Low-Angle rescue ensure that the rescuer’s feet stay on the ground always. In the Event of a High Angle emergency, KFD would request mutual aid from surrounding agencies.

Dive Team (Surface and Sub-Surface Emergencies)

Kingston Fire Department established our first-ever dive team in 2015. Members have endured extensive training to effectively search, rescue, or recover in the sub-surface environment. Currently, KFD has 10 PADI certified divers. Studied Courses include Open Water, Underwater Navigation, Search and Recovery, Peak-Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, and Rescue Diver.

Lift Assists (Citizen has fallen and needs help back up)

Kingston Fire Department will respond at any time to assist a citizen who has fallen and cannot get up on his or her own. We are specially trained to move people in ways that mitigate pain and discomfort. If you are not in injured, it is important that you tell our E-911 dispatch center that you do not need an ambulance. If injury is suspected as a result from a fall, please notify the dispatcher of your injury. In the event of a fall without injuries, you may reach our Roane County Dispatch Center at 865-354-8045. If you are injured, please dial 911.

Juvenile Fire-Setter Program for Children.

Founded in 2014, Kingston Fire Department’s Juvenile Fire-Setter Program for Children is an outreach program used to educate at-risk children about playing with and/or setting fire intentionally. Juveniles convicted of fire setting or fire play may receive a court ordered referral to attend our Juvenile Fire-Setter Program for Children. Our program consists of a family assessment and classroom style presentation. We strive to educate children on the dangers of fire setting and fire play. Parents with at-risk children may contact us to schedule a class for their children. Classes are generally held on weekends and last approximately 8 hours. If you would like to speak with a program representative, please contact us as 865-376-2936.

State Grant-Funded Smoke Detector Installation Program

The name of the State Program is called “Get Alarmed, TN”

*The following is straight from the State Website:

Get Alarmed, TN Overview

“Get Alarmed, TN!” is a grant-funded fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered by the State Fire Marshall’s Office (SFMO). Launched in November 2012, the program distributes fire safety education and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to participating fire departments. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in at-risk homes across the state.

“Get Alarmed, TN” By the Numbers:

  • Over 144,000 smoke alarms distributed
  • 496 participating fire departments
  • 197 homes per week
  • 180 documented alerts & saves from “Get Alarmed” smoke alarms

Interior and Exterior Fire Attack and Property Protection

The Kingston Fire Department is specially trained in the extinguishment of fires found in the home, business, transit, wild land, etc. KFD uses special tools and equipment to safely extinguish fires and protect surrounding structures. Additionally, we strive to minimize water damage as the result of firefighting activities. Firefighting is inherently dangerous. However, Kingston Fire Department strives to protect lives and property by regularly training in extinguishment and survival tactics.

Vehicle and Large Transit Fire Attack and Property Protection

Kingston Fire Department uses special tactics to extinguish personal and commercial vehicle fires. Special equipment is utilized to insure the safety of firefighters and the safety of the public.

Search and Rescue

Kingston Fire Department is trained in advanced search and rescue tactics. KFD trains regularly on the techniques of search and rescue in a structure fire environment. We use special tools and equipment to remove victims from fire environments as quickly and safely as possible.

Natural Disaster Response

In the event of a natural disaster such as a tornado, flood, snow storm, etc., Kingston Fire Department will respond to perform rescues, searches, medical treatment, traffic control, fire extinguishment, emergency debris removal, etc.

Fire Inspections

Kingston Fire Department is available to do fire inspections Monday-Friday from 8AM until 4PM. Fire inspections help home owners, residents, and business owners identify potential fire threats. We are available to do in-home and business inspections at your request. New business inspections can be scheduled prior to the opening day and/or continually throughout the year.  Inspections are free and can be scheduled via phone at 865-376-2936. For more information pertaining to your business or home, please call our main station to speak with a fire inspector. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

Free Walk-in Blood Pressure Checks

Kingston Fire Department offers free, walk-in blood pressure exams Monday-Sunday 8:00AM to 8:00PM. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

CPR/First Aid Certifications

The City of Kingston Fire Department offers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes through the American Heart Association via appointment. Classes are $40.00 a person and last approximately 3 hours. CPR classes instruct students to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants. Additionally, students will learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and mitigate a choking emergency. There are 2 types of certifications available. Heart Saver is for the nonmedical professional and Healthcare Provider is for the medical professional (nurses, EMTs, etc.). Heart Saver and Healthcare Provider are valid for a 2-year period. Certification renewal classes are also available. To schedule a CPR class please contact our representative below.

Jay Settles
American Heart Association BLS Instructor
865-376-2936
settlescpr@gmail.com

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