What we do 

The Elkins Fire Department is responsible for:

  • Providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire, medical, rescue, and life safety emergency services. 
  • Striving to improve the quality of life for City residents and surrounding rural area by providing public education 
  • Offering ongoing training for firefighters.

Notes from the Department

The Elkins Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1964. Currently they have 24 members, 2 stations and 8 pieces of apparatus. Our ISO rating in the city is a 3, outside city area is a 5. Several members serve on the Washington County Technical Rescue Team (TRT).

The Elkins Fire Department is responsible for providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire, medical, rescue, and life safety emergency services. They also strive to improve the quality of life for City residents and rural area by providing public education and ongoing training for firefighters.

Fire Chief

JD DeMotte

479-643-2300

Fire Department News

  • NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC May 18, 2020 The City of Elkins will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to be staffed and process payments via phone, mail, drop box, credit/debit cards or online payments. The Elkins Water Department has a link to make payments online. You can use this link or call the toll free telephone number 866-907-3587 https://nexbillpay.net/elkinswdar/BillPay/Sign In The Elkins District Court Payments can be made online at ARcourtpay.org or call 844-507-3631. The Elkins Police Department can be contacted for non-emergencies at 479-643-2600. Emergencies please call 911. The Elkins Fire Department can be contacted for non-emergencies at 479-643-2300. Emergencies please call 911. The following will open on May 18, 2020: • The City of Elkins will open all Bunch Park play areas to the public beginning May 18, 2020. The City of Elkins will open all RV camp sites to the public beginning May 18, 2020. The City of Elkins will begin selling Yard Sale permits to the public beginning May 18, 2020. Permit applications are available online at the City of Elkins website www.elkins.arkansas.gov. Exact change or check will only be accepted. Please call City Hall at the above number for instructions regarding receiving your permit.

    Please follow these guidelines for working with the City of Elkins at this time.

  • SafeWise has named Elkins #7 amoung the safest cities in Arkansas!  SafeWise calculates crime rates for every city in the state that met their population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state.  You can read more about the SafeWise rating here.

 

Contact Info

  • Fax: 479-643-2724
  • Fire Station No. 1:
    • 197 W 1st Ave, Elkins, AR 72727
  • Fire Station No. 2:
    • 1895 Stokenbury Rd, Elkins, AR 72727
  • Administrative Hours:
    • 7:30a - 4:30p Monday - Friday
  • Station Hours
    • 24 hours a day
    • 7 days a week