The Bella Vista Fire Department is responsible for providing fire protection and emergency medical services in Bella Vista, Arkansas. The department, which is led up by Fire Chief Steve Sims, is a career department, working on a paid basis with 36 paid/full-time firefighters (12 per shift), who also function as Paramedics and EMTs on the ambulances. The department also has three command staff including a fire chief, deputy chief and fire inspector, as well as two administrative assistants. In November 2005, Bella Vista became a certified Firewise Community. The department's website is http://www.cityofbellavista.com/fire/.
Bella Vista has three career fire stations. The normal daily staffing for these stations is 12 on duty at a time. Station 1 is at Town Center with 7 personnel, Station 2 is at the corner of Trafalgar Rd. and Commonwealth Rd. on the eastside with 3 personnel, and Station 3 is off Glasgow Rd. near the Branchwood Recreational Facility on the westside with 2 personnel. Apparatus wise, the department operates two frontline fire engines, two reserve engines (which also function as the departments brush fire units), one 75 ft. ladder/quint truck, one medium rescue truck, four frontline Advanced Life Support transport ambulances, one reserve Advanced Life Support transport ambulance, one Battalion Chief vehicle, one Haz-Mat trailer, three command vehicles, and two utility vehicles.