Recent Calls
Tue. Feb 16th 2016
Around 1:30 PM on 2/16/2016 The Watauga Volunteers were alerted to assist Stoney Creek on a well involved structure fire. Tanker 1, Tanker 2 and Support 1 responded to assist Stoney Creek. Watauga Vol...
Wed. Jan 20th 2016
At 12:09 on 1/20/16 the Watauga Volunteers were operating on a minor MVC on Piney Flats Rd. While standing by the Watauga Volunteers witnessed another MVC with injuries (car vs. power pole) occur on u...
Tue. Jan 19th 2016
Around 3:18 AM The Watauga Volunteers were alerted to a structure fire on Bristol Hwy. E2 arrived on scene and found a well involved single story structure. The fire had extended to motor home parked ...
Wed. Dec 16th 2015
Around midnight on 12/16/2015 The Watauga Volunteers were alerted to a structure fire in the Central community. Watauga responded with Tanker 1 for water support and manpower. Unfortunately the fire d...
Wed. Nov 25th 2015
At around 0930 on 11/25/2015 the Watauga Volunteers were alerted to a MVC car overturned, down and embankment. On scene Watauga E1 found members of WC/JC EMS performing extrication. Members found the ...
News Headlines
Thu. Nov 12th 2015
On November 12 2015 Captain Nathan Ward and Captain Jesse Harris visited a local daycare for a fire safety event. The children learned about fire safety, smoke alarms and what a fireman's job cons...
About Us

Watauga Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1969 and chartered in 1971.  We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. 

The areas we serve include the City of Watauga; part of Washington County including Barnes, Watauga Flats, Hilltop and Cash Hollow communities; and part of Carter County including Range, Turkeytown, Biltmore and Keenburg communities. 

Effective December 1, 2014 our ISO/PPC rating will be a 5/10 (FDS); residence within 5 miles of one of our stations will be a class 5.  Unfortunately, residence outside of 5 miles will be an ISO class 10. We are looking into ways to improve our rating for all residence in the future.

We operate two fire stations; Station 1 is located in the city of Watauga and houses a 1000gal pumper with 1250gpm pump, a 2500gal tanker with 500gpm pump, a 300gal water/5gal foam brush truck with 18hp pump and a support truck which carries a cascade system to refill air pack bottles on scene as well as various other equipment and tools.  Station 2 is located in Biltmore community and houses a 1000gal pumper with 1250gpm pump and a 3000gal tanker with 500gpm pump.  We respond automatic aid to four fire departments in Carter County and mutual aid to any department in Washington, Carter or other surrounding counties when called upon. 
We operate under a Board of Directors consisting of 6 members from the various communities we serve and meet monthly on the 3rd Monday at 7:30, Watauga City Hall.  Meetings are open to the public.

Since our beginning we have suffered one Line of Duty Death, on December 29, 1974 Billy Joe Smalling was critically injured battling a residential structure fire and succumbed to his injuries on January 1, 1975.  This is something we all hope and pray will never happen again.

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