Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated in April of 1970. Founding incorporators were Richard Jackson, T.R. Drake, Don Nicholson, Noel Neville, Hilliard Heathman, Harry Murphy, Pete Barnes, Larry Lee, Bob Justice, and Lauren Hunt. These visionary leaders of the Pleasant View community listed the purpose of the organization on the Charter of Incorporation as: operating, maintaining and providing a fire department to prevent, and fight fires and to further promote and encourage fire prevention and safety in the area covered by this service ; to acquire all necessary fire fighting equipment and apparatus so as to offer and provide an adequate fire protection service to and for the people and property in the area covered by this service, the welfare of the community so demanding. Through exhibits, posters and educational programs to educate the public in fire prevention for the protection of their lives and property ; to maintain fire station, fire trucks, equipment. Today's leadership continues this proud tradition of professional service and fire service protection. Shane Ray, life-long resident of Pleasant View serves as Fire Chief. and P.J. Duncan serves as Assistant Chief. Captains are Larry Armstrong and Jeremy Martin. This group leads a team of 50 professional volunteers. The department serves the cities of Pleasant View and Coopertown, as well as portions of Cheatham and Robertson counties. This area covers approximately 200 square miles and includes approximately 19, 000 citizens. The area is near Nashville, Tennessee and is about to experience the growth associated with the location. Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department is working progressively to grow with the area and to be prepared for the challenges such growth brings. Chief Ray recognizes that it is the abilities of his volunteers that has created a very progressive fire department. He knows that the growth of the area will place new demands on the department, especially in the area of life safety. It is his vision that the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department will lead the way in educating all members of the community to the most current and best fire protection services available. Working together, it is indeed possible for everyone involved to become more. The challenges will be many, but the determination, dedication, and commitment of the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department and all members of this community ensure that we will all be a part of a bright future.