Fire Department Operations
The Operations Division is made up of 33 emergency response personnel equipped and prepared for emergency mitigation of all types, including fires, emergency medical incidents, rescue, and hazardous materials response. Our goal is to make Branson a safe and memorable destination for our visitors and to be an integral part of our resident community.
While the City of Branson currently has a resident population of 10, 520 people, we entertain up to eight million visitors a year. With such a large tourism based population, our firefighters are faced with many issues. Although we are a relatively small town, we are faced with big city challenges. In order to meet those challenges, each firefighter spends an average of 300-400 hours per year in training programs to maintain and enhance their skills.
Although firefighters respond to a growing number of emergencies each year, they spend many hours in the community assisting the fire departments Technical Services Division with risk reduction programs such as fire and life safety inspections and public education. Due to an emphasis on risk reduction programs and an average response time of 4 minutes or less, actual dollar loss from fire remains low.
Fire Corp Volunteers
The first step is to completely fill out an application and attach a copy of your valid Missouri drivers license, proof of vehicle insurance, and a high school diploma or GED. Turn all these documents in at the fire administration offices located at:
1103 W. Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616
In the application packet you will find a Missouri State Request for Drivers Record Form and a criminal record check. You will be responsible for sending this information off. Each qualified applicant will be notified of the next available testing date to complete a 75 question aptitude exam and a physical ability test.
As a final note, the Fire Department will conduct an investigation into your background. Becoming a member of the City of Branson Fire Department team requires careful selection. Acceptance to the Fire Department depends on many other variables, such as staffing needs. The selection process is designed to help the Fire Department find men and women who would most likely become the safest and most effective firefighters on the fire ground.