About

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 fir
efighters as well 

as 
several life and 
associate members. We house three engines at Station 8. We have a Class-A pumper as our 

first run piece, we have a “brush tanker” for our brush fire operations as well as a brush truck for backup and 

support. On top of our three 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 Worden 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.

    As the Station grows the need for more volunteers grows. 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 6:00 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.
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