The Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department (RMVFD) provides fire and emergency services within the corporate limits of the Town and within a designated first run area in Franklin County.
Since its inception, the RMVFD has been staffed by community volunteers and funded by Town Council. The department started as a bucket brigade in the early 1900s and was given its first piece of firefighting equipment by the Rocky Mount Town Council in 1929.
The department currently operates four engines, an equipment truck, a mini pumper, and personnel vehicles. The department responds to emergency calls from two locations: the main station at 1250 North Main Street (Emergency Services Building) and the downtown station, located at the intersection of Floyd Avenue and Franklin Street. All volunteer firefighters maintain state-required training and certifications. The RMVFD is fully accredited and currently designated ISO 5 by the Insurance Services Organization.