Brentwood Fire Department, founded in 1986, has state-of-the-art equipment and more than 60 professional firefighters and officers to protect the lives and property of the residents of Brentwood. The city of Brentwood was one of seventy communities in the United States and Canada selected by the National Fire Protection Association as the recipient of the Learn Not To Burn Champion Award. The department has installed all traffic lights within the city with what is known as a traffic preemption system, which detects the sound of emergency equipment sirens and automatically changes the traffic signal to red on all sides except the side from which the equipment is approaching. Its firefighters respond to all calls for medical assistance inside the city as medical first responders. The Brentwood Fire Department has vision thermal imaging cameras, which enables the firefighters can see through smoke and darkness to locate trapped victims in buildings. The department is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.