The Griffith Vol. Fire Dept proudly serves the southern section of Forsyth county and the northern section of Davidson county. We have over 30 dedicated volunteers and paid personnel who have been highly trained to provide emergent services to our community at a moments notice averaging 600+ calls per year.
Our station houses 2 Fire Engines, A Brush Truck, A Quick Response vehicle for medical calls, and a all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for off - road emergencies. All of which are checked daily for operational readiness.
Our organization is governed by a board of directors composed of citizens , business individuals , and firefighters, present and retired. The board elects a Chief that has been voted for by department personnel. The Fire Chief runs the daily operations of the department. The chief elects leaders or Officers of the department such as Assistant Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, and Engineers entrusting these individuals with unique responsibilities.
Each day you may find any number of individuals working diligently checking equipment and truck operations to ensure they are ready for action. Personnel gather at the station at least once a week to enhance their skills and learn the most up to date techniques to provide excellent service when the department is called to aid the public.
Through certification classes offered by local community colleges department personnel are able to become certified by the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the N.C. Office of Emergency Services (OEMS) as Firefighters , Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) , Hazmat operations responders, and numerous other professional designations. Among these, the department has several individuals who have went above and beyond obtaining associate or bachelor degrees from universities across the nation.
Upholding the mission of the fire service we at Griffith Fire Department are dedicated to life safety and property conservation , failure is NOT an option. Proudly serving our community since 1951!