Message from the President

Dear Valued TFA Member, 

It is an honor to serve you as the President of the Tennessee Firemen's Association, one of the oldest fire service organizations in our state. I appreciate the challenge and responsibility and look forward to continuing to build on the successes TFA has achieved since inception. 

As an association, it's important that we continue to grow our membership base. This is something that we can accomplish together by reaching out to neighboring departments or other individuals in the fire service. 

My challenge to each of you this year is to recruit one or more members. Your collective efforts will not only help TFA to expand our numbers, but it will also increase the benefits we are able to extend to members. For example, we will be able to acquire new training and also enhance our ability to work with state and federal legislators to remedy resolutions benefiting both paid and volunteer departments across our state. 

We are proud of our partnerships with the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, Tennessee Fire Coalition, Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, the State Fire Marshal's Office and Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Association. These relationships allow us to work more aggressively toward achieving the goals and priorities in the best interests of the fire service. 


Our annual conference will be here before we know it. I am personally delighted to be able to host this year's event in Crossville, Tennessee. I hope you will make plans to join us, as it will be an exciting time of learning, networking, and fellowship. It is never to early to mark your calendars or start making reservations! 


If you have questions or suggestions on how to improve this already amazing organization, please reach out to me or another board member. Your feedback is welcomed and appreciated. This organization is for YOU; the paid firefighter, the career firefighter, and the retired firefighter. I look forward to seeing you all at our annual event and if you are not a member yet, we welcome you to join our TFA Family. 




Paul Swafford

TFA President 

Current President

Paul Swafford

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