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Bolivar Fire Rescue Department


210 West Jackson Street

Bolivar, TN  38008

Business Phone:

(731) 658-9545

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

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about us

The City of Bolivar Fire Department was established in 1825. Through the department’s commitment to excellence, the City of Bolivar currently boasts a Personal Property Classification of 4/4X as audited and assigned by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  


The Bolivar Fire Department is the only combination department in Hardeman County.  The department operates 24/7/365.  The department employs 12 full-time staff and has 19 volunteer firefighters.  Each firefighter is trained and certified through the Tennessee Fire & Codes Academy (TFACA).

The Bolivar Fire Department operates out of one station located at 210 West Jackson Street in Bolivar.  They protect approximately 14,000 citizens within a fire response district of 108 square miles.  The department provides fire suppression protection, wildland response, rescue & extrication, an aggressive public education program, commercial and industrial incident pre-planning services & courtesy inspections, and smoke detector installation.


The department’s apparatus inventory includes the following:


Ladder 1: 2007 Ferrara Intruder II, 77’ Aerial Apparatus, 1500 GPM, 300 gallon tank

Tanker 1: 2013 Kenworth T370, 1250 GPM, 2100 gallon tank

Engine 2: 2004 Kenworth T300, 1500 GPM, 1000 gallon tank

Engine 3: 2014 Kenworth T370, 1500 GPM, 1000 gallon tank

Rescue 1:  2002 Pierce Dash Rescue Pumper, 2000 GPM, 1000 gallon tank

become a volunteer firefighter!

Click on the link below for a volunteer firefighter application.  Volunteer firefighter applications are accepted at any time.   Applications may be dropped off at the station during normal business hours or may be emailed to



The Bolivar Fire Rescue Department partners with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office to administer the "Get Alarmed" program in its jurisdiction.  The department installs smoke alarms within the geographical city limits of Bolivar upon request.  Click on the link below to request your FREE smoke alarm today.

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Fire Prevention & Education

The department believes in a strong fire prevention and education program.  Programs include stations tours and on-site educational programs to fit your agency's need.   If your agency or organization is interested in an on-site fire education program, please contact us at (731) 658-9545.  For online fire safety education resources, please follow the link below.


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