101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

BVFD celebrating 50 years of fire service


Join us to celebrate 50 years of fire service in the Bella Vista community!

The Bella Vista Fire Department will host a drop-in open house from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Fire Station 1, 103 Town Center, in honor of the department’s 50th anniversary.

The first official record of the fire department began on Sept. 20, 1969, when the Fire Department was organized by then-Volunteer Chief Don Grisham at the former Hill N Dale restaurant. The department has grown throughout the decades, and now provides fire and medical services to Bella Vista with state-of-the-art apparatuses, one of the most medically advanced ambulance services in the area, and highly trained and professional firefighters, who are all EMTs or paramedics.

Burgers and hot dogs will be served to the community from noon until 2 p.m. or until the food runs out.

Throughout the afternoon, we will be offering equipment demos, fire extinguisher training, information on services we offer, a kid’s obstacle course and more!

At 2 p.m., we will offer a free community CPR class, followed by a Stop the Bleed class. (These classes will instruct on the proper ways to perform CPR and other first aid techniques, but will not provide any formal certifications.)

Bring your kids throughout the day to the obstacle course set up by our firefighters, which will simulate work they do daily in a fun way.

We are proud of the department we work for and the community we serve, and are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you.