The Union City Fire Department is located in Union City, Tennessee (pop. 10,800) in Obion County; upper Northwest Tennessee. In addition to the municipal population, we serve an additional 1,800 business and households in our rural service area. The total population of our coverage area is 17,176.
We have mutual aid agreements with 21 fire departments in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Automatic Aid with all fire departments in the county for all structure fires outside of any city or town limits. Our department is the only fully paid department of all the mutual and automatic aid partners in the region.
The Union City Fire Department has a 3 member staff including the Fire Chief Kelly Edmison, Captain Training Officer Paul Holdeman and Lieutenant James Rhamy.
We also have 27 line personnel, or 9 per shift. The Captain is in charge of the shift and the Lieutenants are in charge of the station.
Our apparatus includes five Engines, one 100' Aerial Platform, one 2250 gallon vacuum tanker, a rescue truck, a Haz-Mat trailer, and a brush truck as well as a couple utility vehicles.
Our duty shift is 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty
The Union City Fire Department also runs a subscription service for structure fires outside of our city limits as we receive no monies from the county for fire protection and there is NOT a county fire department.