Office of Emergency Services

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Public Service Announcement

The 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. The purpose of this sign up page is that 911 data only includes landline numbers. Cell phones, emails and ‘special needs technology’, like TDD for the hearing impaired, are not included in the Accu-Reach data unless the individual involved signs up for messages from these other-than-landline sources.
There is a link to a sign-up page online specific for every user.

Please, follow the Hyper-Reach link below and sign up for relevant emergency information.

When you receive alerts from us via telephone, the Caller ID will show (865) 376-8107.
Please add this number to your contact list.

However, if you signed up for text alerts, you may receive them from any of the following numbers: 45332, (833)472-5378, (618)589-2255, (618)589-1337, (618)589-1351 or (585)209-5563.

Thank you for using Hyper-Reach.


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Administrative Offices

Tim Suter, Director

Amanda Daugherty
Administrative Assistant
220 N. Third Street
Kingston, TN 37763
Fax (865)717-0615

Fire/HazMat Operations

Chuck Hiatt, Chief
Operations Officer
3070 Roane State Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
Fax (865)882-3004

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. TCA 58-2-110 requires counties to develop a county emergency management plan that is consistent with the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan and maintain an emergency management program to ensure an effective response and recovery.

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, Scott Stout 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.


Printable:  2018 Training Schedule


 Meet the Staff:

Chuck Hiatt

Brad Goss

Josh Taylor

Bill Farnham


 Community Outreach:

 Smoke Detector Installation
Hyper-Reach Sign-up Campaign PSA
Disaster Preparedness Workshop



Fire Engineering WebCast


Roane County Rural Volunteer Fire Departments:

East Roane County Volunteer Fire Department
Chief David Maupin
853 New Midway Road Kingston, TN
Phone: (865) 376-4170
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West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Brandon Burke
1303 Pumphouse Rd Rockwood, Tennessee 37854
Phone: (865) 354-8201
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South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Terry Lackey
1100 Ladd Landing Blvd, #32
Kingston, TN 37763
Phone: 865-454-8989
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Midtown Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Keith Farmer
623 Old Highway 70
Harriman, TN 37748
H 882-1118; 389-0773
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Blair Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Casey Laymance
1911 Old Harriman Highway
Oliver Springs, TN 37830
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Director’s Report July 12, 2018

Director’s Report June 14, 2018

Director’s Report April 12, 2018

Director’s Report March 8, 2018

Director’s Report February 8, 2018

Director’s Report January 11, 2018

Director’s Report November 9, 2017

Director’s Report October 12, 2017

Director’s Report September 14, 2017

Director’s Report August 10, 2017

Director’s Report July 13, 2017

Director’s Report June 8, 2017

Director’s Report May 11, 2017

Director’s Report April 13, 2017

Director’s Report March 9, 2017

Director’s Report February 9, 2017

Director’s Report January 12, 2017

Director’s Report December 8, 2016

Director’s Report October 20, 2016

Director’s Report September 8, 2016

Director’s Report August 11, 2016

Director’s Report June 9, 2016

 Director’s Report May 12, 2016
 Director’s Report March 10, 2016
 Director’s Report February 11, 2016
 Director’s Report January 14, 2016
 Director’s Report Sept 10, 2015
OES Director’s Report June 2015
OES Director’s Report March 2015
OES Director’s Report January 2015
OES Director’s Report November 2014
OES Director’s Report October 2014
OES Director’s Report March 2014






Office of Emergency Service- Executive Summaries

#4 Roane County Office of Emergency Services-Fire Department

#4a Roane County Rural Fire Department

#5 Roane County Office of Emergency Services- Emergency Services and Homeland Security

# 5a Proposed OES facility at SOR Rescue Squad