East Barren Volunteer Fire Department
"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
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  • Fire Suppression
  • Provide assistance in Non-Fire Emergencies
  • Mutual Aid to the Ambulance Service
  • Search and Rescue
  • Extrication
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection
  • Provide Mutual Aid Fire Suppression to Surrounding departments
  • Severe Weather Spotter


        Every year in the United States, about 2,500 people die in home fires.
        Most of these deaths occurred in homes that didn’t have a working smoke alarm.

        The Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign is part of the U.S. Fire Administration’s effort to reduce fire deaths and injuries across the nation by urging residents to install smoke alarms in their homes and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis. Working smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives.

        A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It never sleeps.

        The USFA is encouraging you to practice fire safety and do your part to get out, before firefighters have to come in.


        Knox Box


        East Barren Fire Department has set very specific guidelines for the placement and installation of all key boxes.
        1. The placement of the box needs to be at a normal point of fire department access. It may
        be the front door but in some cases it may be a different entrance due to the location of the
        fire alarm panel.
        2. East Barren Fire Department regulates the height of the box. All boxes must be installed
        between 48” and 60”from the ground.
        3. The department encourages businesses to have the box professionally installed by a local
        locksmith. While tamper switches are optional, many of the locksmiths recommend the boxes
        be installed with tamper switches and connect the tamper switch to the business’ burglar