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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, Hazardous Materials Containment, 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 Ken Williams. 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, 1 102' Platform, 1 75' Quint, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Mobile Command Center, 1 Confined space / Trench Rescue trailer, 2 Tankers, 1 Mobile Cascade Unit, 1 Brush Truck and 4 Support Vehicles.

Mtn. Home Fire / Rescue is 1 of 11 departments in Arkansas to have 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 3 if you live within 5 miles of a fire station. 

The department constantly trains to keep up with the latest firefighting, medical care, haz-mat, 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
  • Swift Water 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 2 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 and Buford Fire Departments. 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
Dispatch Frequency: 453.0500
Run Volume: 2185 calls in 2015

Our Equipment:

3 Stations
5 Pumpers
1 75' Quint
1 102' Platform Quint
1 Heavy Rescue
1 Brush Unit
1 Mobile Cascade Unit
1 Mobile Command Center
2 Haz - Mat Trailers
1 Confined Space / Trench Rescue Trailer
2 Tankers
2 Manpower Units
1 Fire Inspectors Truck
1 Chiefs Vehicle

Our Personnel:

1 Chief
1 Fire Inspector
3 Captains
6 Lieutenants
14 Firefighters
10 Volunteers
1 Secretary
TOTAL PERSONNEL: 36

 

Daily Station Manpower:

3 shifts: A, B, C
Station 1 - 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters
Station 2 - 1 Lieutenant, 1 or 2 Firefighters
Station 3 - Not Manned / Haz - Mat Units / Reserve Pumper

Wide view of downtown Mountain Home