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Mt Vernon Fire Department

MVFD's goal is to preserve property and life for the residents of Mt. Vernon Fire District and the residents of Monroe County Tennessee.

Mt Vernon Fire Dept
700 Old State RD, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

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Mt. Vernon FD established in 1984

  • Chief Ivan Patry
  • Asst. Chief Earl Day
  • Capt. Brett Taylor

Scrowl down for info on our "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser with activities and Live Bluegrass & Folk Music...

Mt Vernon Fire Department logo
Mt Vernon Fire Department's fire engine
Mt Vernon Fire Department firefighters
MVFD little chief
From left to right: Albert Graser, Ivan Patry, Earl EJ Day, James Cornett, Brett Taylor, Wayne Bortz and Eddie Manning.

The Mt. Vernon Fire Department needs your help!
Firefighter Wayne Bortz holds container for leaky roof Chief Ivan Patry shows the old equipment in need of replacement
The Mt. Vernon Fire Department needs financial help. The small crew of hard-working volunteer firefighters are dedicated to protecting their community while forced to operate with very limited funds. Each of their fire fighting vehicles has a history which illustrates how they've stretched every dollar: the old used engine was purchased at a very reduced price from a New York state fire department which looked kindly at their meager funds; the tanker is a re-purposed Mayfield Dairy milk truck, the rescue ambulance came from the county when it reached the maximum mileage limit for their use. Fire protection clothing includes outdated coats and other gear (see photo above right). The ceiling in the donated building which houses the Fire Department leaks, filling barrels with rainwater while on the list of needed repairs grows (see photo above left).
Please DONATE to your all volunteer Fire Dept.

Donations are gratefully accepted, in any amount, with thanks from the Fire Department and its district.

Please consider making a donation.
Drop off your check or mail it to:
Mt Vernon Fire Dept
700 Old State RD
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

or donate any amount using PayPal

Mt Vernon Fire Department tanker
New Roof Fund Raiser

Mt Vernon Fire Dept needs a new roof! Our goal is to raise $30,000

“Raise the Roof” Fundraiser

Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 - 8pm at the Mt. Vernon General Store

7805 New Hwy 68 at the corner of Reagan Valley Rd., Tellico Plains TN

  • Live Music by Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Dunk Tank
  • Hot Dogs & Chili
  • Homebaked Goodies

Raise the Roof Flyer

Mix "fun" with "fundraising" on Saturday, October 19th, as the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department presents an evening of food and family entertainment. From 4 to 8pm, at the Mt. Vernon General Store (formerly Midway Market) at the corner of 7805 New Hwy. 68 and Reagan Valley Road in Tellico Plains, children will enjoy the bounce house and face painting. Come see who bravely volunteers to be the victim of the dunk tank! Food and beverages for sale will include hot dogs and chili, and homebaked goodies will also be for sale. Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band will provide live old-timey and bluegrass music. Come by and meet your local volunteer firefighters and fellow Mt. Vernon community residents.
Proceeds from this event will be used to 'raze' and to 'raise' the roof - the Mt. Vernon Fire Station, located at 700 Old State Road in Tellico Plains, is in dire need of a new roof (see photos above). The ceiling in the donated building has been leaking for too long, filling barrels with rainwater. Two layers of old roofing must be removed and a new roof installed, at an estimated cost of $30,000. The Fire Department is comprised of a small hard-working crew of volunteer firefighters, dedicated to protecting their community while forced to operate with very limited funds. If you can't join the fun on October 19th, please donate to the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department (see above info). Your support is appreciated.

Fire Department Open House

A Monroe County wide event for all fire departments on Saturday October 12th, 10am - 2pm. Stop by the Mt Vernon Fire Station to meet your all volunteer fire fighters. Also, take a look at the roof and consider making a donation. Hot dogs will be served. The Mt Vernon Fire Station is located at 700 Old State RD, Tellico Plains.

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