Area Departments includes all fire departments within Marion County and Western Baxter County. This is for the purpose of Automatic and Mutual Aid. Each department has certain departments that respond automatically with them to certain types of calls. Each department can also call upon additional departments if needed. These are the departments that are Automatic and Mutual Aid for our department.
Bull Shoals Fire Department
Brent Mitchell - Fire Chief
Automatic Aid is usually used for structure fires while mutual aid can be used for additional resources on structures fires or for grass and brush fires, motor vehicle accidents, search and rescue operations, or many other types of calls. Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid bring together water supply, apparatus, equipment, and manpower.
Fairview Fire Department
Fire Chief - Dave Spina
For automatic aid and mutual aid to work efficiently, the Marion County fire chiefs meet once a month to discuss operations and training. These discussions and training cover issues which involve the departments working as one to create better protection for the citizens of the county.
Rea Vally Fire Department
Fire Chief - Ken Kenny
Marion and Baxter counties have many instructors in all fields of emergency services. Classes are held in a manner to benefit all departments. New recruits from several departments take basic courses together which initiates personnel from different departments in working together during incident operations.
Yellville Fire Department
Fire Chief - Billy Joe Evans
Training involving several area department at a time is often held. This keeps department personnel familiar with other department's apparatus, equipment, and procedures. So, the ultimate goal is for all area departments to work as one and provide area citizens with the best possible services.