Rutherford County Fire Rescue Department Hiring 30 Individuals to Fill Positions at New Public Health/Safety Buildings

Oct 06, 2022 at 07:01 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Fire Rescue (RCFR) seeks to hire 30 individuals to assist with filling positions for the County’s new Public Health/Safety buildings to be opened over the next year. The department has options for uncertified recruits as well as certified firefighters looking to make a lateral move.


“We want passionate, high-energy employees that will represent the traditions and values of the American fire service,” said RCFR Chief Larry Farley. “Our department is not just a team; it’s a family.”

Farley notes that the department offers the following: 

  • Proactive leadership that supports smart, aggressive firefighting, along with providing proper equipment to do so.
  • Safety through job competency, not risk aversion.
  • A welcoming, family atmosphere including regular off-shift outings and trips
  • Consistent, realistic training including special operations scenarios and live fire evolutions
  • All hazards response work including dive rescue, hazardous materials, confined space, cave rescue and more!
  • Flexible work schedule; 48 hours on and 96 hours off
  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

Additional information: 
STARTING PAY: Uncertified / Recruit: $41,959.00 / Lateral: $47,657.00
Note: Lateral hires must show proof of Tennessee Commission on Fire Fighting or Pro Board Firefighter II, Emergency Medical Responder, & minimum 2 years paid experience

To apply visit: - Firefighter I - Recruit - Firefighter II

For more information, visit or call their office at 615-867-4626.

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