505 Sanford Street
Henderson, TN 38340
Fire Chief Glenn Bryan
Assistant Chief Greg Lipford
The City of Henderson Fire Department is a combination fire department with four (4) full time career firemen, two (2) part time fireman and twenty-five (25) to thirty (30) volunteers. The department has two stations. Station #1 located at 505 Sanford Street is staffed with a full time career firefighter/pump operator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Station #1 was built in 1998 and consists of six truck bays, department offices, living facilities and a training room. The training room can be utilized by citizens for any community meeting.
Station #2 is located in the basement of City Hall at 121 Crook Avenue. It includes one fire truck bay and firefighter living facilities.
The fire department staff, career and volunteer, are dedicated and are always working and training hard to improve the service they provide to the community. The present ISO rating of the department is a Class 4. The department has three Class “A” Pumpers, a 75’ rear mount Ladder-Pumper, 1 Rescue Truck and a Brush Truck.
The City of Henderson has four full-time firefighters including Fire Chief Glenn Bryan, Assistant Chief Greg Lipford and Captains Doug Acred and Kevin Roeder. The department also employs two part-time firefighters, Lieutenants Bill Baldy and Michael Welch. Volunteer Lieutenant Gary Roeder serves as the department’s Chaplain and Volunteer Lieutenant David Novak serves as the Safety Officer. Both these gentlemen serve an important role within the department.
Since the department is a combined department, the department maintains 25 to 30 volunteer firemen who are able to respond when paged. The department is always seeking new recruits for the volunteer fire service. Anyone interested in serving their community as a volunteer fireman should contact the department for more information. The city’s Fire Department is able to respond to fire calls, rescue calls, vehicle extrication calls and assists during times of weather related damage.
The department has been able to assemble a great fire prevention team that includes the volunteers. Station personnel provide a fire prevention program to six schools, six preschools, and three senior citizen’s buildings as well as service to all of Henderson’s churches and community clubs. Home safety checks are offered to Henderson citizens which includes installation of smoke detectors for the elderly and the needy. Safety is promoted by having events like a fire department open house and booths at the annual BBQ Festival. If you would like to plan a fire department visit for a group or would like someone to visit you, please contact Assistant Chief Greg Lipford at the fire station or email him.
The training goal of the City of Henderson Fire Department is to train our firefighters to respond to any and all emergencies. All firefighters are required to attend a 96 hour basic firefighter training program. This class teaches the basic skills needed to respond to fire emergencies. Firemen also receive training in live fire, pump operations, emergency vehicle operations and vehicle extrication. Training is an ongoing program. All firefighters are required to maintain 4 hours of training each month. Safety is the very highest priority in the fire service and we train to work in the safest manner possible.
If you have any question about The City of Henderson Fire Department Training Program, contact Doug Acred at the Fire station at 731-989-5664 or email him your questions or comments.
The mission of the City of Henderson Fire Department Chaplain program is manifold but not limited to the following:
- The Chaplain program provides emotional and spiritual support to the paid and volunteer firefighters of the department.
- The program serves to provide guidance, emotional and spiritual support to families of the department’s fire personnel.
- The chaplain coordinates and provides family services in the event of serious injury or death within the firefighter community.
- The chaplain is not limited to the firefighter community only but offers support to employees and family members of the City of Henderson when requested.
- The Chaplain program provides spiritual guidance to Henderson’s citizens when requested in the event of traumatic occurrences.
- The Chaplain serves as a part of the Critical Incident Stress Management team.
- The fire department chaplain is able to serve both the English and Spanish-speaking community if needed.
The City of Henderson Fire Department’s chaplain is Lt. Gary W. Roeder. He has served as a minister since 1975, holds a Masters in Ministry degree from Freed-Hardeman University and is a member of the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains and the National Federation of Fire Chaplains. He may be contacted at 731-989-5664 or by email.