About the Department
The Piperton Fire Department serves the City of Piperton and surrounding area of District 3 in Fayette County, covering a combined area of approximately 27 square miles.
About the District
The district is mostly composed of rural area, but there are many residential neighborhoods and an industrial area that houses Alpha Corporation (AOC) among other businesses. Highway 385 runs through Piperton and Highway I-269 connects Highway 385 to Mississippi.
We are a combination department with:
- 7 full time Firefighter / AEMT's
- 20 volunteers
- A full-time Chief
About the Chief
T. Reed Bullock, the 1st full-time firefighter for the City of Piperton, was designated Fire Chief in 2006. A 10-year veteran of the department where he began his firefighting career, he is a single father with 1 son. Together they enjoy fishing, hunting, baseball, football, and riding horses.
We respond to all emergency calls to include:
- Hazardous material leaks
- Medical emergencies
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Other type of rescue or life safety issues
We have the following apparatus used for emergency response:
- 1 brush firefighting unit
- 3 fire fighting engines
- Chief's vehicle, which also carries medical equipment
- 1 Utility unit
- 1 Specialty Rescue unit
Our city has an ISO rating of 3 which corresponds to our firefighting capabilities and training as well as our water system infrastructure.
The passage of legislation to require residential sprinkler systems in addition to already requiring sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial building will help insure that our growth does not overtax our department or city emergency response resources. The sprinkler systems are designed for life safety protection, but have been shown to mitigate property damage also. This helps protect the lives of our citizens and the lives of those that work in our city, and also protects the investments of home and business owners that make up our community.
An automatic fire sprinkler system is required in all new building construction and is enforced and inspected by the Piperton Fire Department. A Sprinkler Permit Application must be submitted to the Piperton Fire Department and approved prior to installation. For questions or to schedule a fire suppression system inspection, please call the Piperton Fire Department at 901-853-2195.
Codes In addition to the municipal code requirements for fire sprinklers in all commercial, industrial, and residential structures, the City of Piperton has adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) with appendices B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and N in which the Piperton Fire Department enforces.