The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services to an unincorporated area of 65 square miles and approximately 10,000 residents between the Oliver Springs, Clinton, and Oak Ridge city limits. There is also an automatic aid agreement with several surrounding departments, which places our apparatus 2nd and 3rd due for all working fires and fire alarms. The Fire Department was started in 1979 when members of the local Ruritan Club co-signed a loan to purchase a used fire truck. The Fire Department has now grown to boast 2 Class A pumpers, 2 tankers and a Crash Fire/Rescue vehicle housed at 2 stations. Station 1 (Marlow) is located at 1019 Oliver Springs Highway and Station 2 (Donovan) at 1165 Dutch Valley Road. The Fire Department has members who volunteer time to not only fight fires, but to repair and maintain equipment, care for the buildings and grounds, present fire safety programs at the two local elementary schools, and manage the Department's funds and business operations. The Department is chartered as a TN non-profit corporation and is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS. The membership runs the Department with yearly elections for officers including a Chief, two Assistant Chiefs, a Training Officer, Administrative Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chaplain. All operations of the Department are overseen by 3 elected Trustees. Fundraising events include bi-annual rummage sales, as well as boot drives and our annual chili supper/auction. The major source of revenues is community response to an annual brochure which is mailed to residents requesting contributions and outlining the department's previous year's activities, income and expenses. The Department also currently receives $20,000 a year from the Anderson County government. On average, the Department's annual budget is $85,000. The Firefighters put in over 2,500 man-hours annually in formal training sessions. Much of the training is in-house, but many firefighters have gone to the TN State Fire Academy in Bell Buckle for firefighting tactics and pump operation classes. Classes are also taught at the regional training center in Clinton, TN. Anyone is welcome to join the fire department, either to serve as a firefighter or to help out in the many other important jobs. The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department is currently rated a split protection level of '5/10' on the Insurance Services Office scale, depending on the road distance from either fire hall (less than 5 miles is a Class 5).
About Us
Marlow Volunteer Fire Department
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1019 Oliver Springs Hwy
Clinton, TN 37716
865.435.1050
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Our department currently operates 6 trucks out of our 2 stations.
Engine 758
2001 International
1000 gallons
Tanker 752
2011 Peterbilt
2000 gallons

Truck 755
2004 Ford F550
Rescue/Brush Truck
Engine 751
2007 Sterling
1000 gallons
Tanker 754
1992 Ford
1850 gallons
Tanker 753
2015 Peterbilt
1800 gallons