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.
Those outside the city limits can now apply for a Fire Prevention Contract online through our Application Portal:
Fire Department News
The Elkins Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) has done significant work over the last few years to have Elkins recognized as a Firewise Community, which makes Elkins a safer place and also makes our fire department eligible for additional funding from the Arkansas Department of Forestry. To keep that designation, the fire department needs your help! If you are planning to burn downed tree limbs or dead pine needles, or to remove overgrown shrubs from around your house, these activities can help Elkins to keep its FireWise status, but only if the EVFD knows about it! Please make sure to follow the Arkansas Fire Prevention Codes available here. Before doing these types of improvements, if you can notify the EVFD, it will help them with their yearly FireWise application. It can be as simple as taking before and after pictures of your home improvement projects or yard work. If you would like more information about what you can do to improve your own property’s protection against wildfire, you can visit the Arkansas Department of Forestry’s FireWise website or contact the EVFD. Additional Resources from the Arkansas Department of Forestry: FireWise FAQ Ready, Set, Go Kids Coloring Book