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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

Black Mountain Volunteer Firefighters are an integral part of the Black Mountain Fire Department. While we serve as  volunteer firefighters and EMTs with the Fire Department, we are also a non profit organization that exists to support the Fire Department and enable them to better fulfill their mission!  We are consistently raising funds to help provide our volunteers with the protective equipment, gear and training they need to serve this community

Volunteers can help in many ways. When not operating at emergencies, we are always busy planning, servicing equipment, training and finding ways that we can improve our service. You may have a special skill that we can use!

Volunteer firefighters receive the same training as the full time personnel. We provide your training, firefighting equipment and uniforms at no cost to you! Training and certifications include medical training, firefighting skills, and rescue techniques. Volunteers receive eight dollars per call as a nominal reimbursement for the costs of volunteering. It may simply help cover your gas for responses.

Serving as a Firefighter is a stressful & dangerous job and most people would never consider it, but the rewards are incredible. You will be a part of saving someone else's life and their property as you make a difference in the Black Mountain area. Would you consider joining a tight knit group of men and women who are committed to protecting the community we live in? Stop by the station and visit us for more information, or email us a question!

Interested in applying to be a Volunteer Firefighter?

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Have reliable transportation & a valid Driver's License

  • Must have lived in our district for 18 months

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Thorough criminal background check is conducted. 


Pick up your application at the Black Mountain Fire Department.

Questions? We'd love for you to reach out through our Contact Us page above.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

911 Address Signs

Make sure that the Fire Department and EMS can find your house when you need them. Let the BMFD Volunteers construct and install your 911 Address Sign. Each of our signs are 100% reflective, making them easy to see even at night in the rain. We have a few options available. If you don't like the color option you see to the right, let us know and we will do our best to meet your needs. More details...

1st Alarm Coffee Blend

The wonderful folks at Dynamite Coffee Roasters have made a "1st. Alarm" blend to be sold by the Black Mountain Volunteer Firefighter. This coffee is organic, fair trade, and honestly the best tasting coffee we ever tried. Support us and enjoy a great cup of coffee in your own home. Purchase your bag online and we'll have it ready for pickup at the BM Fire Department.

Also keep in mind that you are purchasing a 1 (16 oz) pound bag of coffee, rather than the typical 12 oz bag found in the grocery store!

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