Who We Are
Toney Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization that has been serving Madison County since 1968. As volunteers, we commit to the same vigorous training requirements and operate under the same expectations as our counterparts in the career service. All of our active members are required to be certified in fire ground and hazardous materials operations as well as emergency medical care. Most important, though, is our dedication to expanding and improving upon our ability to serve through additional coursework, company training, and education on the latest technologies and procedures in emergency response.
Comprised of over 30 active members, our ranks are gleaned from across the occupational spectrum of the community; carpenters, doctors, plumbers, students, businessmen, and even career firefighters unite in service by protecting the people and property of their community.
Who We Serve
We are one of 16 volunteer fire departments that works alongside one another to provide an integrated network of emergency response for Madison County. Responding to emergencies in residences, businesses, and industrial sites, TVFD protects and serves 12,000+ people over 32 square miles. In the immediate vicinity, we respond as the “first due” company, which means TVFD is the main department responsible for the emergency. We are also responsible for assisting other companies over a broader area for rescues and fire suppression.
How We Serve
Over the years the volume of calls we respond to has increased dramatically from 809 in 2008 to 1,211 in 2017. We have also been dispatched on a greater variety of calls, including:
Structural fires involving residences and businesses
Medical emergencies, i.e. cardiac arrests, trouble breathing, and traumatic injuries
Rescue situations involving people trapped
Assisting members of the community with non-emergency calls, i.e. falls, floods, and downed power lines
In addition to our delivery of emergency service, TVFD strives to support and establish a positive presence in the community by participating in local events such as parades, and community festivals. In an effort to continue educating our community about fire safety, we also hold fire engine and rescue vehicle displays for school programs.
How You Can Help Us Serve
TVFD is always looking for hard working and dedicated people to volunteer their time and energy. If you would like to become part of our dynamic organization and give back to your community, please visit our Recruitment link and download an application today.