Fire Department

Our Mission:

To protect life and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Buena Vista by providing technically advanced Emergency Medical, Fire Suppression, Education and Prevention Services in the most cost effective and customer service-oriented manner from a trained all volunteer staff of professionals while recognizing our personnel as the key to our success.

Our Staff

Shaun Raulston

Fire Chief


Currently 8 on roster


The City of Buena Vista Fire Department is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the fire prevention and suppression activities of the department in partnership with six other volunteer fire stations in Marion County.  These fire stations are staffed with volunteer firefighters and first responders, who provide Fire and EMS support services to the City of Buena Vista/Marion County.

Fire Prevention

Fire Suppression

EMS Support


Requirements for being a firefighter: 18 years of age or older. Pass a physical agility test, medical affidavit, background check, take state mandated firefighter class and pass the test. You can join the department and you have 18 months to take and pass.

Physical agility test, background check and state class provided by the department.

We recruit and or accept applications year round. Application is required, and will require copies of driver’s license or identification card, copy of high school diploma or GED.

If an individual or organization needs to contact the fire department we can be reached at


Or contact via phone at 706-580-8531 (Fire Chief Shaun Raulston)

If it is an emergency please dial 911.