Protecting What Matters Most
Here in Fremont County, we enjoy the privilege of living in some of the most rural country in the United States.
Caring For Our
Here in Fremont County, we enjoy the privilege of living in some of the most rural country in the United States. Our spaces are wide open, our sky is big, and our people’s hearts are even bigger. However, being so rural can cause some extra challenges when it comes to emergency response. The Fremont County Fire Protection District is ready to meet and overcome those challenges for safer people, property, and roads. Originally formed in 1993, the Fremont County Fire District provides emergency services to 6,000 of Fremont County’s 10,000 square miles. Fire Departments from the communities of Lysite, rural Lander, Missouri Valley, Kinnear, Crowheart, Pavillion, Midvale, Atlantic City, Hudson, North Portal, Fort Washakie, and Shoshoni all came together to form the District. Over 150 volunteer firefighters serve in the Fremont County Fire District. These brave men and women sacrifice their time and energy to help and protect their fellow community members. The bottom line is, we care about the safety of our fellow Fremont County residents – it’s why we do what we do.
About Our Volunteers
Fremont County Fire District has over 150 volunteers, who have all undergone extensive first responder training. These volunteers are the backbone of everything that we are able to do, and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication, sacrifice, and service!
The District is operated by an Administrative Board of three commissioners, a District Fire Chief, a full time Deputy Chief/Trainer, a Hazardous Fuels Coordinator, an Office Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Shop Supervisor, and two Full-time Mechanics.
New volunteers who join the District are all required to obtain their Wyoming Fire Fighter I certification. This includes training in Hazardous Materials, Incident Command, Basic First Aid, and CPR among other things, and is a rigorous program that gives them the skills to save lives.
Additionally, our volunteers here in Fremont County are specially trained in wildland firefighting. We enjoy access to so much beautiful, pristine, and rugged country - and it's our job to protect it and ourselves from the devastation that an out-of-control wildland fire can cause.
All of our volunteers obtain a Wyoming Class B driver's license so that they can operate the equipment needed to respond to emergency situations- especially those where a fire is involved.
Within the first eighteen months of joining, all of our volunteers have to meet Battalion training, business meeting, and fire call attendance requirements. This often requires quite a bit of schedule reshuffling on their part and can be a significant sacrifice.
We Are Proud To Serve
This website is dedicated to the Volunteers of the District who provide essential services to Fremont County residents and visitors; a tradition founded on pride, dedication, and commitment to providing emergency services to their friends, neighbors and communities.This website is dedicated to the Volunteers of the District who provide essential services to Fremont County residents and visitors; a tradition founded on pride, dedication, and commitment to providing emergency services to their friends, neighbors and communities.