Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department

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Funding - It Takes a Village

Funding comes from three sources. The Property Owner’s Association and Loudon County provide funds, but by far, the bulk of the funding comes from donations from Villagers. While not mandatory, Villagers have over the past few years donated almost seven hundred thousand dollars … that’s not a typo …with the average donation at $100.

The funding provided for a 4,500 sq.ft. addition to the fire house, the upgrading and maintenance of equipment and the purchase of the Fire/Rescue boat. Money is also in reserve for the replacement of one of the fire engines.

An active committee of village volunteers started this fund raising effort and the Village has responded…generously and consistently. That’s a village ongoing attribute.


The Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department relies on donations to help fund the normal operating costs of the department and to provide reserve funds for equipment replacement and upgrades. We do not receive any direct tax dollars and donations are a vital part of our organization. We do not bill for fire protection. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.

Please consider donating by mail.

Please make checks payable to:


210 Chota Road

Loudon,TN 37774

Thank you! 

Villagers Supporting Fire/Rescue Committee

Rich Planzo, BobThelen, Cap Purvis,

Rich Seymour, Bill Koepp, Rich Herbst


As we watched we saw our Village friends and neighbors in a whole new light…before our eyes they were transformed to firefighters intent on rescuing our house… your training was powerfully evident as was your genuine care and concern…

…Within seconds of a nine-one-one call the TVVFD medical team arrived and began to administer aid. They went about their job quickly giving us the confidence that put us at ease….all turned out well…

…We recently had a medical emergency. Our TVVFD were incredibly prompt and professional. If you ever face this situation you will pay any price to have assistance as soon as possible…It is never too late to put a check in the mail to the TVVFD…

…my husband looked out the bedroom window…. the house across the lots was fully engulfed in flames. It was so far gone I was sure a 911 call had been made but I called anyway.. Although it seemed like an eternity our first responders were there in minutes. They had the fire under control in a very short time. The family is on vacation and although the house is a total loss no one was hurt. I just want to say our Volunteer Department did a great job and we are very lucky to have them. Next time they have a fund raiser we will be digging a little deeper in our pockets, hope you do the same.

We had heard how wonderful the First Responder Team was but had never had to use it before. This was the first time we ever called 911 and to experience your promptness, professionalism, helpfulness and caring attitude makes me grateful to live where this service is available. You are very much appreciated.

As we get older the number one priority is medical care. Having witnessed your responder team in action makes me realize there is no other community (that I know of) that offers that sense of security.