The Tuckertown Volunteer Fire Department was established on May 12, 1978. The organization was small at first with only a handful of volunteers. Over the years both the Station and the responsibilities of the Station have grown. Tuckertown Fire Department helps 8 other Stations protect the 57.1 square miles that is the Town of South Kingstown. Our membership has grown to roughly twenty active firefighters as well as several life and associate members. We house two engines at Station 8. We have a Class-A pumper as our first run piece and a brush truck for backup and support. On top of our two trucks we also house a rescue boat. The station has gone through major renovation. A new bay and meeting area has been added to the existing station for a total addition of 2500 square feet. The renovation was completed in fall 2013.
Station 8 plays not only a crucial role in structural firefighting operations, but is also a strong force in brush fire operations and the head of search and rescue. It also has a vital role in water rescue, being the first boat in the water for both Wordens Pond, (the largest pond in the state) and Tucker pond, also a busy fishing and swimming spot. Tuckertown’s responsibility has grown exponentially over the years, and is looking at possibly taking on even more responsibility as the immediate area grows and develops. We are still one of the young Stations that make up The Union Fire District, but have proven to be a strong and crucial force that helps protect this town.
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining Tuckertown Volunteer Fire Department as a Firefighter, a driver, or even an associate member to help behind the scenes, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are located at 1116 Ministerial Road, just south of the Tuckertown four corners. You can also reach us at (401) 783-5627, and either speak to one of the members or leave a message. Our drill days are Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 and Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00, and our monthly meeting is the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Feel free to stop by anytime if you’re interested in serving your community.