The Gravette Fire Department is accepting applications from those seeking to serve the community as a volunteer firefighter. The Gravette Fire Department is a combination department comprised of full-time professional firefighters and more than 20 volunteer firefighters. The GFD responds to more than 800 calls annually and covers a response area of nearly 57 square miles, which is larger than the response area of bigger cities like Rogers, Bentonville, and Centerton. As such, the department relies on volunteers to assist in coverage.
Experience is not necessary, but is certainly helpful. GFD will provide fire and emergency medical services training to all volunteers, plus regular twice monthly training. Interested persons must be able to pass a background check, have a valid driver's license, be at least 18 years old, and live within 5 miles of GFD's response area. Volunteers are paid per call and are eligible to participate in the Arkansas Local Police and Fire (LOPFI) retirement program.
Prospective volunteers can call the fire department at 479-787-6600 or pick up an application in person at the fire station, located at 309 First Ave. NE.