Cherokee Pass
Volunteer Fire Department

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Who We Are

The Cherokee Pass Volunteer Fire Department was organized in the late 1950's to early 1960's. Our jurisdiction consists of approximately 375 square miles, including approximately 80,000 acres of Federal land. Our jurisdiction includes residential properties, farm lands, and recreational areas.


We attempt to keep 25 volunteer firefighter positions filled. We maintain three fire stations located in Cherokee Pass, near Fredericktown, and Roselle. Our apparatus includes several tankers and engines as well as two brush trucks, a 6X6 and a search and rescue command trailer. We do house extrication or rescue equipment at each fire station.

Due to our rural response area, we respond to a variety of calls for service. Within our jurisdiction we respond to all fire and fire related hazards, motor vehicle accidents, EMS assists, natural disaster response, search and rescue incidents, hazardous materials calls, mutual aid requests and any other call in which our assistance is required. We also participate in prevention and educational activities. 

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Cherokee Pass Volunteer Fire Department to be a leading emergency, service organization by supporting community protection and resilience and enhancing firefighter safety while performing obligated services such as fire prevention, fire suppression, search and rescue, mutual aid, and disaster recovery services in the most professional and quality manner.