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The Mission of the White House Fire Department is to serve the citizens and businesses of the City of White House by protecting life, property, and the environment from the hazards and dangers of fires, medical emergencies, and disasters through fire prevention, education, and timely incident response.



Welcome to the White House Fire Department, the purpose of this site is to provide an inclusive overview of our department and staff in addition to providing informative and educational information.

Founded in 1980, the department was started as a strictly volunteer organization, and has since grown to a career department with a Fire Chief, Asst. Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, and Administrative Assistant, along with 16 full-time firefighters. We have two fire stations that provide multiple services to the citizens and visitors in the 9 square mile area of the City of White House with an estimated population 0f 11,500 residents. Currently, the department’s fleet consist of three engines, one ladder truck, a brush unit, and three support vehicles. The department is organized into a fire operations bureau and a fire prevention bureau that are unified to meet the department’s goals and objectives with an ISO rating of 3.  

Please take the time to view our webpage and the services we provide, if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them.



Rico Bryson


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ChiefBysonPicChief Bryson began his career as a Firefighter in 2005 when he joined the City of Jackson Fire Department in Jackson, TN.  In July of 2008, he was promoted to Training Officer and later became Director of Public Fire Education.

Chief Bryson was appointed as Assistant Fire Chief in June 2018 and Fire Chief on the 3rd February 2019.  Over his 14-year career Chief Bryson has been certified in many areas of the fire service such Haz-Mat Technician, Firefighter I & II, Instructor I & II and Fire Officer to name a few. 

Chief Bryson holds an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Fire Science from Kaplan University and a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University.  Chief Bryson is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership program and a graduate of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Jackson where he earned the Jewel Award of Excellent. 

Chief Bryson and his wife of 19 years have two wonderful children whom they spend a lot of their time.  Faith, family, and friends are the foundation of the Bryson family.  Chief Bryson is active in the community and is enthusiastic anytime he has the opportunity to serve.