The first organizational meeting of the Edneyville Volunteer Fire Department was held in 1958 at the Edneyville Methodist Church. At this meeting, the Edneyville Grange purchased Edneyville’s first fire truck – a military surplus pumper with a 300 gallon tank for $45.00. The Fire Department was then chartered as a department in 1962 with Gaylerd Davis as President, A.V. Reese as Chief, and Foy Hill, Ernest Sumner, Jim Rhodes, Freeman Pryor, and Junis Huggins as members of the first Board of Directors.
Edneyville was the 5th department in Henderson County to be chartered. The next step was building an actual building. The land was purchased off 64 East from Mr. Neely for $200 an acre. Through community side fundraisers such as Turkey & ham shoots, suppers, and square dances at the Old Flack Hotel (which was one of Edneyville’s largest fires burning down in 1971), the department was able to pay for the land and buy a new 1962 Pumper for $19,000.
Until 1963, the fire trucks and equipment were kept in member’s basements and in Apple Packing houses. In that same year, the department was built due to efforts, once again, of community fund drives. Most of the material for this building and all the labor to construct this building was donated.
In 2003, a new department was built along with two other substations in the district. The new Main Station was built directly behind where the old station was located and the old station was demolished once everything was moved in to the new station.
In 2006, once again, the citizens of Edneyville came through by donating $25,000 to finish a section of the new building to provide EMS with living quarters in order to get an ALS unit stationed at Edneyville. This is something Edneyville residents had been wanting for years and in January 2007, the ambulance responded to its first call from Edneyville Fire Department. In the past, parts of the Edneyville Fire District had to wait up to 30 minutes for the ambulance to come from Hendersonville. Not only did this benefit Edneyville, but also benefited areas of Fletcher, Dana, and all the Gerton and Bat Cave Fire Districts that were more remote than Edneyville.
Chief : Robert Griffin
Deputy Chief : Mike Ostrander
Assistant Chief : Jimmy Rogers
Captain : Brandon Swain
Captain :Kirk Hinkle
Lieutenant : Victoria Tillotson
Lieutenant : Dakota Ostrander
Safety Officer: Earl Jones
Board of Directors President : Bryan Melton
We’re always looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to volunteer at Edneyville Fire & Rescue. Being a volunteer firefighter takes commitment and time. Members engage in many hours of training. All volunteers have a 6 month candidacy period. After that time candidates have the opportunity to be voted into membership.
Becoming a member of Edneyville Fire & Rescue means serious dedication. Dedication to helping the community and training to be our best. Commitment to be your best. There are expectations for you to come to the fire station and learn skills to prepare you to help others.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, please fill out an application. You can download the application below, or stop by Station One and pick one up.
We have a JR Firefighter program for youth ages 14-18. Learn about serving your community as well as training to be better prepared future firefighters. You can get a Jr. Firefigter application at Station One.