Linden Volunteer Fire Department

Tommy Rayfield has been a part of the department for 8 years, seven in which he has served as Captain. He was recognized as Firefighter of the Year for 2023 and he received Firefighter of the Year in 2018.

He is a Construction Manager at Windstream Communications, where he has been employed for 15 years. He is the co-owner of H&R Hardware and Lumber in Hohenwald, TN. He and his wife Lena, have been members of New Life Christian Church for 14 years. Tommy has also served on the Security Team for the church for 7 years. They have two children, Lauren Bunch and Lee Heinrich, and four grandchildren, Keelee, Khloe, Matthew, and Jackson. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, and traveling with his family. His favorite sport is golf, because he enjoys playing and competing with friends.

Volunteer fire departments have long been the tradition in Perry County, neighbors helping neighbors.  When someone calls 911 to report a fire, the 911 dispatcher notifies the appropriate volunteer fire department in Perry County.  Do NOT call these volunteer fire departments to report a fire!  CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. 

Linden Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Chief:  Tommy Rayfield
140 W School St.
PO Box 46
Linden, TN 37096

Phone: (931) 589-2736

Department Type: Volunteer
Number of Stations: 1

Firefighting Personnel
Full-Time Paid Firefighters: 0
Part-Time Paid Firefighters: 0
Volunteer Firefighters: 14


 Shaun Evans, our past fire chief, with school children


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Linden City Hall
216 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 26
Linden TN 37096.


Hours: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
(931) 589-2736

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