Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue is looking for committed citizens to join our team of dedicated volunteers in protecting lives and property in our community.
- Urban rescue
- Fire suppression
- Emergency medical services
- Fire prevention
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Theodore-Dawes Fire Rescue’s (TDFR) web page. It is our sincere hope that this site will provide you with the information you seek as it relates the TDFR and our community. We strive to keep this site up to date with information as it pertains to TDFR and the Theodore-Dawes community which we serve. We ask that you return to this site or our Facebook page often to stay abreast of the happenings within your fire department and community.
I am Franklin Byrd and I am honored to be selected as your Fire Chief, and excited about what the future holds for TDFR and the Theodore-Dawes community. I bring 34 years of fire service experience, training, and education with me, retiring from the Mobile Fire Department. I believe the future is bright for TDFR and the dedicated men and women who serve the department and their community. It will be my privilege to work alongside each and every one of them as we move TDFR forward to better serve the Theodore-Dawes community.
The department began as a full volunteer force in 1968 and has progressed to its current state, which is rapidly evolving into a larger combination department of paid and volunteer members. Since the adoption of the Fire District by the community, we are now responsible to provide fire and medical response to our 38 square mile community resulting in close to 5,000 calls for service a year. We are up for the challenge at TDFR and will work to provide our community with the quality services they deserve. Throughout the department’s history it has had many members and leaders who have laid the groundwork and set high standards to provide quality fire and medical response. I personally had many opportunities through my years at MFRD to work side by side with many of those members and leaders.
Their pride and commitment to TDFR was always clearly visible to those of us on the outside looking in; the same is still visible today. The current membership still upholds those standards and continually works, trains, and studies to provide the community with the highest quality service. The Theodore-Dawes community can rest assured that this will not change and only get better as we move forward. It will be our goal to grow TDFR to better serve you, our community. We are your Fire Department.
In closing, I would like to encourage anyone who has ever had a desire to serve your community to take a look at your Theodore-Dawes Fire Department. While we will have paid personnel on duty we will still need our volunteers to help better serve our community and provide even higher levels of service. It’s an opportunity to be involved in something bigger than yourself and show your pride for our community. Please explore our web site to learn how to become involved.
Again, thank you for visiting our webpage, God bless and stay safe,
Chief Franklin Byrd
2018 E-ONE Typhoon
2008 Freightliner M2
2003 Ford F750 Pumper
2021 E-ONE HR 100
February Call Volume
February Call Volume (392 Calls) Structure Fires – 6 Wildland/Brush Fires – 8 Other Fires – 14 Alarms – 13 EMS Calls – 233 MVC – 24 Service Calls –
January Call Volume
January Call Volume (427 Calls) Structure Fires – 11 Wildland/Brush Fires – 6 Other Fires – 14 Alarms – 8 EMS Calls – 246 MVC – 32 Service Calls –
Get to know Shelby Lambert
NAME: Shelby Lambert, 21. “Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I have wanted to be a firefighter ever since I was little. Through my friends and family, I was encouraged
Get to know Trevor Moore
“I joined Theodore Dawes Fire Rescue to be able to help people and give back to the community.”