Welcome to the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, in Avery and Watauga County, North Carolina. We are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 5,506 feet. We are Eastern America’s Highest Volunteer Fire Department!
We operate out of 2 stations and have a total of 8 pieces of apparatus. Two “first-out” fire engines for fighting structure fires, one for each station, which is being designated Engine 202 and Engine 301. Two Water Tankers which also have pumping capability, one for each station, designated 302, and 301. Two Brush trucks for the purpose of fighting forest fires, one in each station, designated 401 and 402. One Medical Emergency Response vehicle, 501, in station one.
The Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is always searching for committed volunteers to serve. We offer free training, personal protective gear, and many other benefits to all our volunteers. Check out our membership JOIN page for more information on how to join our family!