McDowell Volunteer Fire Department

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There are currently approximately 30 active Firefighters whose responsibilities include life and property preservation. 

Below are the active members of MVFD along with their email address and rank. Soon we look to post years of service, company number and call sign.  Click on the member’s name for more information and their email address.

Line Officers


Active Firefighter Members

Ladies Auxillary



Junior Members

  • None at this time. 

Active Firefighter Members
 are those members who respond to emergency calls in the roll of Fire and Rescue Duties with the MVFD.

Support Members include those members who are active members of the department, however do not respond to emergency calls with the department at this time. These members are active in the organization’s day to day business operations, fundraising and community service not related to emergency care and operations with the MVFD. 

Junior Members are those who are under the age of 18. According to Virginia Law, no minor under the age of 18 shall be allowed to perform firefighter duties.


    If you are a resident in Highland County, and live in the Stonewall Fire District , (part or full time resident) you are eligible to submit a membership application to the MVFD. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month. If you are interested in joining, please email us and place “application” in the subject line or join us at a meeting. Meetings are held at 730 p.m. at Company 2 station. We also have a Ladies Auxiliary which meets at the same time and place. Please visit the link to the Ladies Auxiliary Page. 

Company 2,
102 Bullpasture River Road
McDowell, VA 24458

Station and Fax: 540-396-3445

Company 3,
River Bend Road
Doe Hill, VA 24433

Station: 540-396-6245

Company 4,
Lower Fork Road
Head Waters, VA 24442

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