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22 fire personnel in uniform standing and kneeling in front of fire truck

The Mtn. Home Fire / Rescue Department has 26 career firemen, 12 paid-per-call "volunteers", and 1 secretary. The career personnel are split into 3 shifts, A B C, with each shift working 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Each shift is made up of 1 Captain, 2 Lieutenants, and 4 or 5 firefighters. All career personnel are trained in 1st aid techniques, with 24 career personnel being EMT-B certified and 3 being AED 1st Responders.


A- Shift

7 personnel members on A-shift in front of a fire truck

David Green - Captain / NREMT
Pat Ryan - Lieutenant
Stuart Swearingen - Lieutenant / NREMT
Shawn Lofton - Firefighter / NREMT
Eric Setzer - Firefighter / EMT


B- Shift

7 personnel members on B-shift in front of a fire truck

David Dover - CaptainSteve Nearn- Lieutenant / NREMT
Darrin Roberts - Lieutenant / NREMT
Peter Stoike- Firefighter / NREMT
Jake Bickford - Firefighter / NREMT

Bryan Arms - Firefighter / NREMT
Preston McCord - Firefighter / NREMT
J.J. Miller - Firefighter / NREMT


C- Shift

7 personnel members on C-shift in front of a fire truck

Darrin Peoples - Captain / NREMT
Bob Harris - Lieutenant / NREMT / EMS Officer
Billy Uchtman - Lieutenant / NREMT
Chris Hall - Firefighter / EMT
Skyler Wintle - Firefighter / NREMT
Doug Liechti - Firefighter / NREMT
Kevin Ryndak - Firefighter / NREMT
Anthony Gatewood - Firefighter / NREMT


The Staff

Kris Quick - Fire Chief
Gary Pyszka - Fire Marshal / NREMT
Jodie Iris - Administrative Assistant


MHPD Volunteers

The Mountain Home Fire Department currently has a roster of 12 paid per call "volunteer" firefighters. The volunteers are a major part of the department, and work side by side the career guys at major incidents inside the city and assist with fire calls outside of the city along with off-duty personnel. We have a joint training meeting, career/volunteer, twice a month so the volunteers are up to date with any new procedures in the department, and to get familiar with new equipment.

Greg Ifland - Photographer Serving since 1999
Rudy Partee - Volunteer Firefighter Serving since 2001
Tim Karr - Volunteer Firefighter Serving since 2006
Cade Seal - Volunteer Firefighter Serving since 2013
Garth Deems - Volunteer Firefighter Serving since 2017



Wide view of downtown Mountain Home