Munford Fire Department Staff

Munford Fire Department Headquarters
1397 Munford Avenue
Munford, Tennessee  38058
Business Phone (901) 837-5960
Fax (901) 837-5962

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Paid Staff

By Shift

                                        Alan Barkelew                            Chief                                                abarkelew@munford.com
                                        John (Jack) Foraker                 Capt./ Inspector                        jforaker@munford.com
                                        Taylor Billings                            Lt./Paramedic (A Shift)          tbillingsd@munford.com
                                        Bradley Jacobs                           Lt./AEMT (B Shift)                   bjacobs@munford.com          
                                        Jeremy Reeves                           Lt./AEMT (C Shift)                   jreeves@munford.com
                                        Clifford Allen                              FF/AEMT (A Shift)                   callen@munford.com
                                        Blake Etheridge                         FF/AEMT (A Shift)                    betheridge@munford.com
                                        Robert (Jake) Chumley          FF/AEMT (B Shift)                    jchumley@munford.com
                                        Gary (Bubba) Hancock           FF/AEMT (B Shift)                    ghancock@munford.com
                                        Josh Thompson                        FF/AEMT (C Shift)                     jthompson@munford.com
                                        Nicholas Smith                          FF/AEMT (C Shift)                    nsmith@munford.com

 

 

Reserve/Volunteer Staff

Alphabetical Order 

                                                                              Barkelew, Debbie                                  Support/EMR
                                                                              Boswell, Jerryd                                      Firefighter
                                                                              Bentley, Timm                                        Firefighter/Paramedic
                                                                              Burke, William (Bill)                            Captain/ Haz-Mat Specialist
                                                                              Cates, Michael Tyler                             FF/EMT
                                                                              Farris, James Derek                              Firefighter
                                                                              Hendrix, Cody                                         Firefighter
                                                                              King, Landon                                           FF/AEMT
                                                                              Kirkdoffer, Hayden                               Firefighter
                                                                              Gagnon, Debbie                                      FF/EMR/LPN
                                                                              Gairhan, Dan                                            FF/AEMT
                                                                              Lindley, Eric                                              Firefighter
                                                                              Pipkin, Vincent                                         Firefighter
                                                                              Stevens, Ben                                              Firefighter
                                                                              Whitley, Harley                                        Firefighter/Paramedic

 

Fire Department Classifications

Chief

     The Fire Chief, under the direction of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Munford, Tennessee, shall be responsible for all operations of the City of Munford Fire Department. He/She shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Aldermen of the City of Munford, Tennessee. The Chief shall oversee the operations of the department. He/She shall have exclusive command at all incidents or waive the command to any individual he/she feels is able to handle the situation. The Chief shall serve as the representative of the Mayor and Aldermen at all times and shall strive to be a pillar of the community. The Chief shall have the same powers as the State Fire Marshal.

Commander 

     The Commander shall put into effect the policies and procedures of the department as set forth by the Chief and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. In the absence of the Chief of the department, he/she shall be responsible for all operations and functions. The Commander shall be appointed by the Chief of the Department and approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Munford, Tennessee. The Commander shall have the same powers of the Chief and serve as his/her representative at all times. It is required that the Commander hold State of Tennessee recognized certifications such as Firefighter I, II, and III, Extrication I, II, and III, EMS Certification at least to the level of EMR, Hazardous Materials Certification at least to Operations Level, and Incident Command.

Captain

The Captain assists the Chief in the activities of the department. He/She shall be in charge in the absence of the Chief and Assistant Chief or Commander. It is required for the Captain to possess and maintain Firefighter and Driver/Engineer skills and training. He/She must also be able to function as an Incident Commander on small or large scale operations. He/She must maintain current knowledge and skills of related areas such as: territory, equipment, apparatus, and maintenance. It is required that the Captain shall hold certification as State of Tennessee Firefighter I, II, and III, EMR, Hazardous Materials Operations Level, and Extrication I and II. The promotion of Captain shall be recommended by the Command Staff and have the written approval of the Chief. The documentation shall kept as permanent record in the member´s personnel record. The Captain answers directly to the Chief, Assistant Chief or Commander and may be assigned projects or activities to help the department achieve the objectives set forth by the Chief and Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Lieutenant 

The Lieutenant assists the Chief and Command Staff members of the department in the day to day activities of the department. He/She also shall exercise some supervision over departmental personnel while on scene or during training sessions. It is required for the Lieutenant to possess and maintain Firefighter and Driver/Engineer skills and training. He/She must also be able to function as an Incident Commander on small or large scale operations. It is required that the Lieutenant shall hold certification as State of Tennessee Firefighter I and II, AEMT, and Hazardous Materials Operations Level. The promotion of Lieutenant shall be recommended by the Command Staff and have the written approval of the Chief. The documentation shall be kept as permanent record in the member´s personnel record.
 

Firefighter First Class

A firefighter promoted to this classification shall possess the following levels of training and skills:

State of Tennessee Firefighter Level I and II

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Extrication I and II

Documented training in Incident Command and capable of functioning as an Incident Commander

Knowledge and ability to operate all apparatus and equipment in the department

Firefighter First Class shall be a promoted position by the Command Staff and approved by the Chief of the Department.

 

Firefighter

     Upon release from probation, a member shall be classified as a Firefighter. The firefighter shall possess the skill and knowledge to perform and carry out orders given on an incident scene as they relate to basic firemanship, equipment operation and function, EMS assistance, care and maintenance of equipment. The firefighter shall function under the direction and supervision of a FGC (Fireground Commander) or a OIC (Officer in Charge) and refrain from “free-lancing”. The Incident Command System is an extremely important tool of the fire service. The firefighter shall have a good understanding of this system and how to work under it as it relates to this department. Chain-of-command is expected to be followed in matters that relate to department operation and function. All ranks are to be used in On-Scene operations in the public view; however, in the private sector of the department this is not necessary, but advisable.
 

Probationary Firefighter 

After approval by the Chief and Membership Committee a Firefighter Recruit shall be promoted to the rank of Probationary Firefighter. There shall be no set time period for probation to allow the best possible development of an individual firefighter; however, the standard is approximately three (3) months. A Probationary Firefighter shall attempt to attend all departmental functions. He/She shall attend all departmental meetings and training sessions. If attendance is not possible he/she shall communicate the reason for absence ASAP to a Command Staff Officer stating the reason. Some acceptable reasons would be personal business, illness, job schedule (it is expected that a probationary firefighter would make arrangements for regularly scheduled drills with his employer). The Probationary Firefighter shall be evaluated by the Chief and Command Staff before he/she is promoted to the rank of Firefighter. Areas for evaluation shall include:

Attendance at all functions including training, incidents, and meetings

Performance at all functions

Personal attitude

Conduct

Safety

Comprehension of duties

Understanding of Chain of Command

Public input of character

After promotion to the rank of Firefighter the person shall still be considered a Rookie Firefighter for a period of one year and shall be subject to termination without warning during such time.