The West Blount Volunteer Fire Department was formed in the late 1980’s. The district now functions as a combination department using both career and volunteer firefighters.
What is now known as the West Blount Fire and EMS District, thanks to voters in 2014, boasts the largest territory and the second highest call volume amongst the other twenty-one Blount County Fire Departments.
We respond to over 1200 fire and EMS calls annually while operating out of four fire stations strategically placed throughout our territory. With an average of over 100 calls per month, our firefighters are not only running those calls, but they also help with fire drills at schools, make emergency plans for businesses, test fire hydrants, test all equipment on each truck to make sure it is working properly, maintain the grounds at all stations, complete detailed reports, and even teach CPR classes. They also teach classes that will state certify our firefighters and other local firefighters to the volunteer and career levels.
With the growing population of our district, we appreciate the joint efforts of our community members, churches and local businesses in supporting WBFD so that our community may be a safer place to live and operate for all of us.
The Mission of the West Blount Fire and EMS District is to preserve life and property through emergency response, fire prevention and public education.