Established in 1919, the Black Mountain Fire Department is a combination paid and volunteer organization. We have 15 paid firefighters 8 part time paid, and 34 volunteers at the present time. The department has achieved a Class 4 ISO rating for the town?s fire protection. We provide fire suppression and prevention, rescue, confined space and search services to the community. We protect some 27 square miles which includes several large manufacturing facilities, conference centers and state facilities.
The department has always had a history of striving to become the best in the fire service and we try to continue that tradition. Currently we have members who are NC Fire Service and Rescue Instructors, NC Certified Firefighters & Rescue Technicians, Nationally Certified Search Technicians, NC Certified Arson Investigators, NC Certified EMT?s and the list goes on and on?
Our mission is to save lives and protect property in the Black Mountain community, and to assure that every person who contacts the fire department receives satisfaction to the best of our ability.