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Mission Statement

The Fire Department strives to provide the citizens and visitors of Mountain Home with a quick and efficient response to calls for Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, and any situation that will minimize loss of life and/or property.


About Our Department

The Mtn. Home Fire Department is a combination Career / Volunteer department led by Chief Kris Quick. The department consist of 26 career firefighters, 1 secretary, and 10 paid-per-call "volunteer" firefighters. The Fire Department provides Fire / Rescue services to the citizens of Mtn. Home and to the Mtn. Home Rural Fire District out of 2 manned stations and 1 reserve station, operating 5 Pumpers, 1 100' Platform, 1 75' Quint, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Confined space / Trench Rescue trailer, 2 Tankers, 1 Mobile Cascade Unit, 1 Brush Truck and 4 Support Vehicles.

Mtn. Home Fire / Rescue has a class 3 ISO rating. The new rating will lower the insurance rates for residents and businesses of Mountain Home. For those living outside the city in the Mtn. Home Fire District, then you will receive a class 4 if you live within 5 miles of a fire station. 

The department constantly trains to keep up with the latest firefighting, medical care, and specialized rescue techniques. We offer many services to the community along with providing the following emergency services:

  • Fire Suppression
  • 1st Responder to Medical Emergencies
  • Auto Extrication
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue

When not involved in emergency responses or taking care of things around the station the department is providing the following non-emergency services to the citizens of Mtn. Home:

  • Pre-Planning of Commercial Business
  • Fire Prevention and Education
  • Hydrant Inspections
  • Smoke Detector Installs / Checks
  • Fire Drills upon request
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks

Our department is dispatched through the 911 communications center which also dispatches all other Baxter County Fire Departments. This is helpful because most all county departments have automatic aid with at least 3 other departments for calls of structure fires, so this cuts down on time of re-routing calls and allows for a much faster and more efficient dispatch.

The Mountain Home Rural Fire District has automatic aid for structure fires outside of the city limits with Clarkridge, Buford Fire Departments and Northeast Lakeside Fire Department. Each mutual aid department will respond with at least 1 tanker for water shuttle operations if required.

To set up a tour of one of the stations or to have a fire truck visit your school or business, call 870-425-2611 to request a date and time.

City Population approx. 12,800 within 13 sq miles

Rural Population approx. 7,000 within 54 sq miles


Fire Department Stats

ISO Rating: Class 3
Run Volume: 3200 calls in 2021, 3333 calls in 2022, 3402 calls in 2023

Our Equipment:

3 Stations
5 Pumpers
1 75' Quint
1 100' Platform Quint
1 Heavy Rescue
1 Brush Unit
1 Mobile Cascade Unit
1 Confined Space / Trench Rescue Trailer
2 Tankers
2 Manpower Units
1 Fire Inspectors Truck
1 Chiefs Vehicle


Our Personnel:

1 Fire Chief
1 Fire Marshal
3 Battalion Chiefs
6 Captains
6 Engineers
9 Firefighters
10 Volunteers
1 Secretary


Daily Station Manpower:

3 shifts: A, B, C
Station 1 - 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Captain, 1 Engineers, 2 Firefighters
Station 2 - 1 Captain, 1 Engineer, 1 Firefighters
Station 3 - Not Manned /  Reserve Pumper

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