Welcome to the Valley Springs Fire Dept.
VALLEY SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
The Valley Springs Volunteer Fire Department was formed by a group of concerned citizens in 1977. Originally, the fire department was to serve the community of Valley Springs and as a result, one building and one fire truck was acquired through donations from community support.
Fire coverage was soon to grow beyond the original area, because of community need. The Quorum Court of Boone county sets the fire districts for all fire departments in Boone County. The Valley Springs Fire Department district covers approximately 60 square miles. The district covers areas from Silver Valley Road on the north to the Boone-Newton county line to the south, as well as areas east and west of Highway 65. The department has one pumper stationed in Bellefonte and one in Everton, and 2 pumpers in the Valley Springs area. These pumpers are supported by 3 tankers in the same areas. Valley Springs also operates 2 brush trucks for grass fires for accidents and medical emergencies. The department also has 2 service trucks.
The Valley Springs fire department operates under the supervision of a Board of Directors, made up of community leaders and firemen. The department maintains a group of about 25 volunteer firemen and first responders. In 1993, the department added a first responder group which averages about 75 calls a year for helping those in need during personal emergencies. The fire department responds to approximately 12 structure fires per year and 25 grass fires per year.
The Valley Springs Fire department is financially supported mainly by dues collected from patrons who live in the fire district. Support is also received from the communities of Bellefonte and Everton through the help of their respective City Councils. Additional funds are also received through the local and state government. Grant funds are also sought after each year.