Hornbeak Fire Department
  Hornbeak, Tennessee
 
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About Hornbeak F.D.

Hornbeak VFD was established in 1965 and started operation with a 1932 open cab Ford fire engine, some used equipment and a few dedicated men that provided fire protection for our town. Later the Town purchased a new 1971 American LaFrance fire engine, that is still in front line service today, traded the open cab 1932 Ford for two SCBA (air packs), bought some better gear and began offering fire protection to, not only the residents of Hornbeak, but the rural areas within a 5 mile radius of our Town.
Several things have changed, but some remain the same. We still have a group of dedicated men, and women, that provide fire protection to our Town and rural fire district, but with modern, NFPA compliant equipment and better training.
We are now a 25 member all volunteer fire department located in rural Northwest Tennessee. HVFD covers 71 square miles, one of the largest square mile rural fire protection areas in Obion County. We provide fire suppression, fire prevention, basic medical (first responder), wildland / grassland fire suppression, haz-mat "operations" level and assist with motor vehicle accidents. We respond 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week from one station located inside the corporate limits of Hornbeak. Most of our training and firefighter certification is done at our department. We use the Tennessee Commission on Firefighter Training and Standards curriculum and also train with other fire departments in our county and other counties. HVFD is dispatched by our local 911 center in Union City, Tn. Hornbeak VFD participates in auto aid / mutual aid with 7 other fire departments in Obion County and provides mutual aid to any fire department in our neighboring counties. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, we have a population of 435 residents inside the city limits. There are 205 residential structures in town and an additional 750 residential structures in our rural area of operations with a total population of 2500 residents. Our current fire fighting fleet is comprised of  (1) 1971 American LaFrance 1000gpm –750 gallon tank pumper, (1) 1992 Pierce 1000gpm –1000 gal tank pumper, (1) 2011 Midwest Fire 2000 gal - 750 gpm tanker and (1) 1996 Ford E-250 van used as a medical first responder/service vehicle. Hornbeak VFD is first due in a 71 square mile area that includes our town. Hornbeak VFD was reclassified a ISO 5/5Y rating in 2014.
HVFD is a member of Homeland Security District 9 council. District 9 includes 10 counties in Northwest Tennessee with a response area of over 4500 square miles.

                        REVISED 2015 CALL VOLUME

Our records indicate that in 2013 our fire department responded to:
       4 structure fires (rural)
       1 structure fire (in town)
       5 vehicle fires
       3 Auto Aid (rural)
       0 Mutual Aid
      10 grassland / woodland fires
     28 first responder medical calls (in town)
       4 EMS mutual aid assist (out of town)
       2 public assist (medical related)
     15 motor vehicle accidents (mva's)
      0 hazardous material calls
      0 service calls
      3 weather related / storms
    11 landing zone assist (LZ's)    
      3 false alarm /good intent calls
      0 other rescue  
    89 total calls for 2015

HVFD recieved auto aid assistance from neighboring fire departments 4 times and gave auto aid assistance to neighboring fire departments and agencies 2 times in 2015. All these runs were to rural areas of Obion County and within the corporate limits of Hornbeak.


                                 
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