Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department – Pride, Progress, and Tradition
The Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1921 and we have been serving the citizens of Phillips County and the surrounding areas since that time.
The department is funded jointly by the City of Holyoke (town area) and the Holyoke Fire Prevention District (rural areas). The Holyoke Fire Prevention District is a special district that collects tax revenue for the purpose of supporting Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department, Amherst Fire Department, Sandhills Fire Department, and the Wages Fire department.
The HVFD responds to fires, vehicle accidents, gas line accidents, and other incidents when our assistance is called upon. We average about 50 responses per year. The department has Jaws of Life to assist in extrications when the need arises. Our members also volunteer their time to provide fire protection at the Phillips County Raceway stock car race track. Many members have completed Fire Fighter 1 classes as they strive to be educated as well as possible for situations that we may be called to.
Our department is entirely volunteer members who give of their time to take care of our community in times of need. A member spends time at two meetings a month, a minimum of 36 hours of training per year and going to calls as often as they can. We are often looking for more members so if you are interested please contact the Holyoke City office and they will put you in contact with a HVFD member to get an application.
The HVFD is active in the community with annually providing fire prevention to the kids, helping bring Santa Claus to town at Christmas, setting off the Holyoke Fireworks Display, and hosting either an open house or Fireman’s Ball.
Our department has a long and proud tradition of serving our community and we hope we never have to help you but are always here in your time of need.