Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue

At Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue, we make a difference in a community that values its firefighters. We offer a career track rich with opportunity and a wide variety of specialties including Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Response, Technical Response Teams including Dive, Swiftwater, Collapse Rescue, SRT Medics and more. Enjoy the benefits of working in one of the most innovative and fastest growing cities in the state, while creating a legacy that will last a lifetime.

our mission
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Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue mission

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue is making Tuscaloosa a safer community through the highest quality of emergency response, risk reduction and fiscal responsibility.


what people say

Tusc Fire Dept-333
"Firefighting is one of the most rewarding and noble professions in the world. Not only do you get to save people's lives, but you also become responsible for maintaining order in emergencies. A firefighter has to be a valiant risk-taker, critical thinker and quick decision-maker. Firefighters know that serving others is more important than their self-interest. We also have the pleasure of educating and training the public on fire safety and preventative measures necessary to ensure the protection of life and property."
Patrick Stines
Tusc Fire Dept-150
"I became a firefighter in August of 2001 in order to help others and pursue a meaningful career. One of the benefits of working at Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue is the numerous opportunities we have for continued training in the field of firefighting, rescue, hazmat and EMS. Being a part of a team has always been important to me, and TFR is one of the smartest and most talented groups I have ever worked with."
Jay Leatherwood
Tusc Fire Dept-186
"Working for Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue is one of the most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made. I get to use many life safety skills in any number of ways, as a firefighter and paramedic. I am consistently given opportunities to gain education in various roles and disciplines. However, being a part of the TFR family has been the best part. I’ve had mentors over the years challenge me to be the best version of myself, and developed friendships that will last me a lifetime."
Joshua Roe
"The reason I chose to become a firefighter is to be there to serve others. The job is so humbling and I love how you learn something new every day. The City of Tuscaloosa has always felt like home to me and it became a lot more personable when I met the guys at TFD. The department is a place that I enjoy working at every day and I am surrounded by an incredible amount of knowledge and hard work. I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve others as a part of TFR as a Firefighter/AEMT."
Cody Rush
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Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue offers a career track rich with opportunity, growth and success.

Nestled in West Alabama, Tuscaloosa is a metropolitan area of over 99,000 City Residents and up to 8,400 University of Alabama on Campus residents. With a vast variety of divisions ranging from EMS and Communications to Logistics and Administration, TFR has something for everyone. Make an impact in your career by joining Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue today.