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Dallas Volunteer Fire Department

The Dallas Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) provides a broad spectrum of both emergency and non-emergency services to the citizens and visitors of our community.

DVFD is a unique organization that strives to anticipate the needs of the citizens, and has a long tradition of providing high quality fire, rescue, and fire prevention services to the Greater Dallas Community. We take pride in the delivery of fire protection, fire control and fire prevention services with a genuine commitment to those we serve. We provide fire safety classes annually to Carr Elementary School, the local day care centers and the senior citizens at the Church Street Apartments. These services are provided by highly-trained and motivated staff of volunteer and paid professionals. The department also plays a major part in the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, as well as being in charge of the annual Christmas Parade.

Fire Chief Earl Withers III works side-by-side with the 34 dedicated men and women of the DVFD. Through their time, talents, dedication to duty and dignity in work effort, they provide the utmost quality service to our community.  

Facilities and Apparatus
The Town's state-of-the-art fire station at 209 W. Main Street, built in 2009, currently operates two (2) engines; One (1) 55 foot Quint, One (1) Brush/Squad Vehicle and 2 Command Vehicles. This fleet assists with calls throughout the Town of Dallas as well as mutual aid to other departments in Gaston County as needed. We take great pride in maintaining our station and apparatus as they are a direct reflection of our membership and the community we serve. If our doors are open you are welcome to stop in and take a picture with our trucks

The Dallas Volunteer Fire Department is dedicated to rendering public safety services to the Town of Dallas, its citizens and to the Greater Dallas area within Gaston County. Our priority is the protection and preservation of life and we will further strive to minimize the loss to, or damage of, real and personal property through our collective and concerted efforts. We are further committed to community service activities such as fire prevention and public education. We will provide our services with the utmost importance in honor, integrity and pride.



Fire Chief Earl Withers III

209 W. Main St.

Dallas NC 28034




Honors and Awards

In recent years, the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded several federal and state grants, including Homeland Security's "Assistance to Firefighters" (AFG) and the "Fire Prevention and Safety" Grant(s) as well as the "NC Dept. of Insurance OSFM Volunteer Firefighter's Grant". Specifically:

  • FEMA Fire Grant for $102,600 to purchase 20 SCBA Units
  • State Fire Grant for $6906.62 for a new extrication tool, AED and 4 nozzles
  • Smoke Detector grant from the Office of the State Fire Marshal for 53 Photoelectric Smoke Detectors which we gave out and installed for the senior citizens of Dallas.

The Town of Dallas and the DVFD actively seeks all available grant monies in order to provide the best service possible for our citizens.

In addition the DVFD was awarded the "Oustanding Volunteer Fire Department for Gaston County" in 2013 by the Gaston County Jaycees.


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