Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department
Banner Elk's Volunteer Fire Department (BEVFD) is staffed by one and a half full-time employees, funded in part by the Town of Banner Elk; and 36 volunteers from the community. The BEVFD maintains five trucks: two equipment trucks, two tankers, and one brush truck. The department strives to continually update and maintain their equipment, fire suppression, fire prevention, auto extraction, and search and rescue techniques. The volunteers also assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Banner Elk Police Department and Avery County Emergency Management and respond to man-made and natural disasters. The department’s funding sources include the North Carolina State’s 50/50 match grant, the Avery County Commissioners, the Town of Banner Elk, and outside donations.
Link to BEVFD website: Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department