Seeking Volunteer Firefighters
The Gravette Fire Department is seeking volunteer firefighters to respond to medical and fire calls within the 56-square mile fire district. Volunteers are provided with fire and medical training along with regular on the job training. They are paid per call and receive some retirement benefits through the Arkansas Local Police and Fire (LOPFI) retirement benefit system. To join the Gravette Fire Department, applicants must be able to pass a background check, live within 5 miles of the department's response area, be at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver's license.
The Gravette Fire Department responds to a variety of calls including wildland and structure fires, motor vehicle crashes, hazardous materials, hazardous conditions, gas leaks, various rescues, and medical calls. The Gravette Fire Department is a combination department staffed by full-time, career firefighters and volunteer firefighters. The department responds to nearly 800 calls annually and in 2020, completed more than 4,300 training hours. Structures valued at approximately $1,879,356 were saved within the fire district in 2020.
Those interested in applying for the volunteer position or learning more about the Gravette Fire Department can call 479-787-6600 or stop by the fire station, located at 309 First Ave. NW, during normal business hours. Applications are available on the city's website and can be returned to City Hall or the fire station.