The Blowing Rock Fire Department first began organizing in 1923 and has been providing fire protection in Blowing Rock since 1926. In 1974 Blowing Rock Rescue Squad was formed to provide emergency medical service in the community. With the merger of these two organizations in January 2009, Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue became the new entity providing fire protection, performing rescue operations and administering emergency medical care at the Paramedic level. Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue is committed to fire and injury prevention and our members are actively involved in our community.
Our area of responsibility covers approximately 54 square miles and includes the Town of Blowing Rock, rural communities, and the wilderness areas in Watauga and Caldwell Counties. Whether you call Blowing Rock home or you are just passing through, the members of Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue stand ready to assist you and we are proud to provide the highest levels of customer service.