We maintain one combination firehouse/public meeting area and one firehouse/headquarters on same site. Maintain five pieces of apparatus consisting of a 2018 4Guys Pumper Tanker, 2007 Pumper Tanker, 1997 Pumper Tanker, 2005 Bursh-Service Truck,1999 Brush Truck. Currently have 19 Volunteers. Response area of six miles [driving distance from firehouse] with an Insurance Service Class 9S Rating. Use a mutual aid 
arrangement with adjoining districts, providing and receiving assistance. 

Primary function is fire protection. Secondary functions include response to motor vihicle accidents, assist search and rescue, other emergencies as needed. Funded by Rural Fire Protection District Tax Levy.

Actively support Children's Fire Safety Education through the use of the Childrens Fire Safety House tour of local Elementary Schools. The Mobile Fire Safety House tours the Elementary Schools once each year to work with students in grades K thru 5.

State Statute requires each firefighter to attend 36 hours of meeting/training/drills per year in addition to answering alarms. Regulations also require a maintenance check and road test of each apparatus weekly, this check will include all equipment such as breathing apparatus, generators and smoke ejectors.  Volunteers have jobs and family life to attend to, but give their nights and weekends to serve the needs of the public. In addition to the regular meetings, maintenance duties and alarms, many volunteers attend night or weekend training programs at other locations to improve their skills, and/or to meet the required 36 hours.  

All local departments work jointly with the Red Cross to provide for the immediate need of families during and following an emergency.

We are always looking for volunteers interested in serving the emergency needs of others. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter may contact any department member for details. Drop us an e mail message with name and phone number, leave a message at 287-7118 or stop by the firehouse. Meeting schedule: First and Third Monday of each month at Seven p.m.

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Providing  emergency service to the Union Mills and Gilkey Communities, including those areas known as Camp Creek, Centenial,  Lake Brooks and Painters Gap.
Located in Rutherford County, NC. . .
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