Roane County Government

Office of Emergency Services

Tim Suter, Director of Emergency Services

The activities of the Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security include the planning, coordination, and implementation of all Emergency Management and Homeland Security related activities for Roane County. The foundation for this authority is derived from Tennessee Code Annotated 58-2-101 through TCA 58-2-124, Emergency Management, as well as federal laws and regulations, Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III, and the Homeland Security Act.
The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for controlling the response to emergencies within their jurisdiction. 

Phone Number:

P: 865-717-4116 | F: 865-717-0615


220 N. Third Street
Kingston, TN 37763


Department Staff

Chuck Hiatt

Chief Operations Officer
Fire/HazMat Operations

Phone: 865-717-4236
Phone: 865-882-3005
Fax: 865-882-3004

Amanda Daugherty

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 865-717-4116
Fax: 865-717-0615

Mission Statement

To lessen the effects of a disaster on the lives and property of the people of Roane County through leadership, coordination, and support in the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Roane County created a Civil Defense Organization on July 2, 1957, with John C. Gower as the first director.

Currently, Tim Suter is the Director of the Office of Emergency Services. The Director oversees a staff of five (5) full-time and one (1) volunteer staff member. All Emergency Management staff receive training in emergency and disaster response through classroom instruction and full-scale exercises.

Hyper Reach Alerts

Hyper Reach is Roane County Office of Emergency Service’s emergency information system. It is important that everyone put in their preferred means of communication, including text alerts in order to receive the most effective emergency services. Click the button below to sign up for Hyper Reach alerts. 

Roane County Rural Volunteer Fire Departments

East Roane County Volunteer FD
Chief Michael Munguia
853 New Midway Road
Kingston, TN
Phone: (865) 376-4170

West Roane County Volunteer FD
Chief Chad Goodman
1303 Pumphouse Rd
Rockwood, Tennessee 37854
Phone: (865) 354-8201

South Roane County Volunteer FD

Chief Michael Curtis
1100 Ladd Landing Blvd, #32
Kingston, TN 37763
Phone: 865-454-8989

Midtown Volunteer FD
Chief Keith Farmer
623 Old Highway 70
Harriman, TN 37748
H 882-1118; 389-0773

Blair Volunteer FD

Chief Casey Laymance
1911 Old Harriman Highway
Oliver Springs, TN 37830