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Monday through Friday

8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 


200 S. Tulane Ave
Ph: (865) 425-3520
Fax: (865) 425-3428
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PO Box 1
Oak Ridge, TN  37831


2097 Oak Ridge Turnpike
ph: (865) 425-3911
fax: (865) 482-8350
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609 Oak Ridge Turnpike   
ph: (865) 425-3912
fax: (865) 425-0694
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333 Tuskegee Drive 
ph: (865) 425-3913
fax: (865) 482-8377
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652 Enrichment Street
ph: (865) 425-3914
fax: (865) 425-3954

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The City of Oak Ridge Fire Department is responsible for the protection of life and property against fire and other emergencies. These duties are furthered by conducting fire prevention activities including building plan reviews, fire code enforcement and public education programs which encourage the installation of smoke detectors and fire suppression systems in all residential and commercial buildings.

Free blood pressure checks are available at fire stations 1, 2, 3 and Fire Department Headquarters. Fire safety presentations, fire hydrant location information, and fire station tours are also available by calling the Fire Department.

The Fire Department responds on first alarm to all fire calls, emergency medical or life threatening calls, and vehicle accidents resulting in entrapment of occupants.

Please, call (865) 425-3520 for additional information.


The Oak Ridge Fire Department's Smoke Alarm Program is a free service provided to the residents of Oak Ridge, funded by Grants to provide working smoke alarms to residents in need. ORFD will come inspect your alarm for you, change your batteries, and/or deliver and properly install a new 10-year battery smoke alarm for free. Please call (865) 425-3520 to schedule the free appointment or click here to fill out the online form.

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Make sure you have smoke alarms on every level of your home (including the basement) and inside and outside sleeping areas. Don't forget to test each alarm monthly and replace them if they are over 10 years old. 

In addition to having working smoke alarms, follow these other important tips to make sure your home is fire-safe:

• Always stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food.
• Check to see that matches and lighters are kept up high in a cabinet with a childproof lock.
• Develop a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room and an outside meeting place. Share and practice the plan with every member of the household.
• Keep portable space heaters and candles 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including people, furniture, and pets.
• Always turn off portable space heaters when you leave the room or go to bed.
• Have the chimney cleaned and checked regularly.
• Do not smoke in bed.
• Make sure that all matches and ashes are cool before being thrown away.
• Make sure that extension cords are in good condition and are used to power small items only – never major appliances.

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City Code §13-404. Pruning and clearance. The city shall have the right to prune, cut, clear, or remove any tree, shrub, bush, or flower on public or private property which overhangs any street, right-of-way or public easement within the city so as to constitute a hazard to the safety or property of any person upon such street, right-of-way or easement, or to prune, cut, clear or remove any tree, shrub, bush or flower on public or private property when such interferes with the proper spread of light along the street from a street light, or interferes with the visibility of any traffic control device or sign, or interferes with pedestrian travel, or interferes with the safe line of sight along any street or roadway, or which is injurious or a potential threat to sewers, electrical power lines, gas lines, water lines, or other public improvement.  When it becomes necessary to prune, cut, clear or remove any tree, shrub, bush or flower pursuant to this section, the city will attempt to minimize the amount of pruning, cutting, clearance and removal of trees necessary to accomplish the safety objective undertaken.

In an emergency fire situation, fire crews will do what they need to do to gain access.

If the area surrounding the hydrant is a:

Hazardous condition.  The City can remove, cut, prune, clear, etc., without notice, on public and private property, if the vegetation “constitutes a hazard to the safety or property of any person upon [the] street, right-of-way or easement, vegetation around the fire hydrant that causes the hydrant to not be visible or accessible would be a hazard to the properties surrounding it. This authority to remove without notice is given in City Code §13-404 above.

Non-hazardous condition.  When you have a situation with a little bit of vegetation that doesn’t impede the ability to access the hydrant or locate it, it is a violation of IFC §507.5.4 and/or IFC §507.5.5 because the area is not clear. 

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