The Williamson County Volunteer Fire Service was acknowledged by the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy (TFACA) for having the highest student contact training hours for a volunteer fire department in the State of Tennessee.

Only eight departments in the State exceeded over 4,000 student contact hours this year. The Williamson County Volunteer Fire Service achieved 8,336 hours.

Approximately 330 volunteers serve the Arrington Volunteer Fire Department, Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department, Williamson County Rescue Squad, and Williamson Fire-Rescue. These departments collectively represent the Williamson County Volunteer Fire Service system.

TFACA Fire Service Programs Director Jeff Elliot stated, “Awarding this is very special to me. I started my career as a Volunteer Firefighter here in this County. We are very pleased that the men and women of these departments have committed and dedicated themselves to excellence.”

Elliot awarded the departments in front of the Williamson County Commission on Monday night, September 9th. Representatives from each department were able to attend and accept the award.

Williamson County Emergency Management Fire Captain Scot Hughes said, “This award shows how hard everyone in the system is working to constantly improve the services we provide to the citizens of Williamson County.”

The Williamson County Volunteer Fire Service is always seeking eager and motivated individuals that are looking to serve their community. Training is provided for free to volunteers through state, county, and city programs in Williamson County. Anyone that is interested in volunteering can visit www.williamsonready.org to find more information.

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