The Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Department was organized in October of 1989 by a group of concerned neighbors.
The City of Nashville gave us our first fire truck (Engine 11-2), then the City of Hendersonville gave us two fire trucks and a rescue truck. Sumner County gave us the use of the old school building, then we borrowed $20,000 to purchase our gear and start training. Over the years, we have had many fundraisers and have bought some very nice equipment to help keep the community protected. On May 24, 2009 we opened the new Shacle Island Community Center/Fire Hall.
We are volunteers which means that when we are not volunteering for the Fire Department, some of us work and some of us are retired. Some of us have been with the department just a short time. Some of us have been here a long time. but, when we are serving you, we work hard and we work as a team. And because we volunteer, our community not only received excellent public safety services, but it avoids the cost of hiring firefighters.
During the past few years, Shackle Island has worked hard to
lower our ISO Insurance Rating from a Class 9. To split rating
of Class 7 for areas with a fire hydrant within 1000 feet of
their home and a Class 9 for all other areas. Although we are
very pleased with this rating, we are continuing to work to
improve that rating so that the community will benefit by paying
lower insurance costs.
LIST OF EVENTS
Shackle Island Flea Market - August 20th
TW Hunter Open House - September 1st