After months of planning and fabrication, Banner Elk Fire Rescue received the new mountain rescue equipment that was funded by the community fundraiser at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church in August 2022. During the three performances of the musical “Always Nina”, the audiences donated more than $8,000. The much-needed tools for… Read more "Rescue Equipment Arrives Thanks to Fundraiser"
THANK YOU for your support. The past year was a busy one as we tackled some very challenging issues. Here are a few highlights from 2022 plus ways to help us in 2023: Community Help Needed in 2023 Banner Elk Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department protecting a large… Read more "2022 Recap & 2023 Needs"
Banner Elk Fire Rescue celebrated its volunteers, auxiliary and charter members at their annual Christmas dinner at The Barn at Cornerstone on December 4. It’s been a victorious year for the department with generous community support, grants for much needed equipment, a new fire engine and purchase of land for… Read more "BEFR Celebrates Volunteers and Busy Year"
The volunteer firefighters at Banner Elk Fire Rescue welcomed a long-awaited new member to its fleet. The new Engine 1201 arrived on October 21, replacing the previous 1201 that served many years. It was officially christened with a “Push-In” ceremony with firefighters pushing the engine into its bay for the… Read more "New Fire Engine Arrives"
Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Rescue received a very generous grant of $31,000 from High Country Charitable Foundation today for the purchase of some much-needed equipment to keep our firefighters safe and effective in protecting property and lives. The grant will fund the acquisition of two 3M Scott SCBA Air-Paks and… Read more "BE Fire Rescue Receives $31,000 Grant from HCCF"
Saturday, September 10, 2022Never forget! Join us in our annual 9/11 Memorial Run (8:43 AM) & Station Open House (11 AM-1 PM). It’s time for us to remember those we lost in the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001. Plus, it’s a time to thank our current day heroes… Read more "9/11 Memorial Run & Open House"
UPDATE: The inaugural Banner Elk Firehouse Fundraiser featuring the storytelling musical Always Nina raised $8,181 for Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Rescue during the three shows. The total surpassed the $5,000 goal and enables the department to quickly purchase a much-needed rescue litter and a double clutch twin tension rope system… Read more "Firehouse Fundraiser 2022: Aug 25-27"
The annual Banner Elk Pie Auction was a sweet success on Saturday, June 18, at the Banner Elk Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station One. More than 50 homemade pies, cakes and other sweet creations were baked and sold by the women of the Banner Elk Fire Department Auxiliary. According to… Read more "Pie Auction is a Sweet Success"
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announce that the Banner Elk Fire District completed their inspection and received the ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 5/5 (city/rural) Rating. According to Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tyler Burr, the district has had the lower rating of Class… Read more "Banner Elk Fire District Higher Rating Means Lower Home Insurance"