Since its formal organization in 1951, the Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) has served the University community and the neighboring areas of Sherwood and Monteagle with a team of highly-trained local residents and students.

Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department

As one of only two student-involved volunteer fire departments in the country, SVFD offers a unique opportunity for Sewanee students to serve their community. Tryouts occur each spring and are open to all first-year students.