Message from the Fire Chief

Dear Citizens,

It is an honor to serve as the fire chief of the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department (PVVFD). I have served this department since I was 18 years old, and the tradition set forth by our founding members is still an important part of our daily operations.


Today, we are proud to serve you with 8 stations, and approximately 50 volunteers. Always striving to provide the best service possible, we have an aggressive plan to recruit and maintain membership of an additional 100 new volunteers over the next three years. Our fire district comprises around 280 square miles with a population of over 31,000. We achieve our motto of Working, Serving, Learning, Growing….TOGETHER each and every day as we fulfill our mission. Everything we do is motivated by the belief that you deserve a quality of care and service second to none. Because of that, our personnel train hard and often. We are also known for our proactive approach to fire prevention. We are proud that the Town of Pleasant View and Cheatham County have adopted fire sprinkler ordinances that ensure the growth that is coming to our area is protected.

Pure and simple, fire sprinklers save lives and money. We believe that our future is brighter because of the proactive decisions made by our local policymakers. We encourage you to contact us if you would like a FREE Home Safety check. We are proud to have visited with many of the elderly residents in our communities, installing 10-year lithium smoke alarms when needed, and discussing home safety tips. Please call us if you would like us to visit your home and help you ensure that it is “fire safe”. I encourage you to visit the sites listed on our links page to learn more about fire prevention and the latest in fire safety from leading experts.

We are passionate about partnering with you to help you protect what you value most.

I offer my sincere thanks to those who make the choice to volunteer for our department. We average over 6 calls a day!

We are proud to be the ones who you call when you need someone the most.

If you are interested in volunteering for our department, please contact us regarding the various opportunities. We have something for everyone, and we would love for you to join our community-minded team.
With respect,

Chief PJ Duncan