About the SVFD

In the 1970s and 1980s, Seymour was primarily made up of family farms with no businesses or schools. As times have changed, so has our community. The family farms have turned into subdivisions and in order to accommodate this population explosion, the main access to our community, a 4-lane, undivided, state highway has been recently widened in sections allowing faster travel speeds (50mph on average), more traffic volume and ultimately, more shopping districts between Knoxville and Seymour. Seymour has grown from no stoplights in 1980 to the present number of 8. People are retreating to Seymour because of low taxes (unincorporated area) and the availability of land/houses.

The department serves over 20,000 homes (32,000 people), 400 business, 70 churches, 2 private schools, 8 public schools and Johnson University (with 400+ on-campus residents). Our Fire District is spread across three Tennessee counties, Blount, Knox, and Sevier with a total response area of approximately  118.6 square miles.