124 Reeves Mill Road, Mount Airy, NC

336-786-4719

Protecting the Southside of Mayberry For Over 50 years

Message from the Chief

Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department provides fire and first response to the citizens of Bannertown and Holly Springs areas. Our members are strictly volunteers, willing to serve their community. We feel that our job is to provide the best protection, first response medical care, and public service to all citizens. Our dedicated members strive to answer each call to the best of their ability.


All our efforts would not be possible without the support of our community. We thank you for the support you have given us over the past 56 years. We look forward to serving the community for many years to come. If you ever have a questions, please feel free to contact the station and we will contact you as soon as possible.


Chris Baker

Fire Chief, Bannertown Fire Department

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Mission Statement

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The Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department is to protect and serve the citizens of the fire and rescue district from the ravages of fire and any other hazards that may occur.


To accomplish this, Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department provides response to fire, rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and other emergencies as they happen. These services are provided immediately to any person who has a need anywhere within the district of Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department, by promptly serving those in need.

History of Bannertown Fire Department

Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department was started in 1963. The Board of Directors got area members to donate $100.00 for a 10-year fire protection order. To purchase a new Ford 750 GPM Pumper, Pike Electric donated a 1952 Dodge Truck and Flinchum Oil Company donated an old gas body for the first tanker. Two years later, with donations, a Dodge pick up 4x4 was bought. Firemen built the first brush truck. In 1967, the department purchased a new pumper-tanker, and, in 1969 bought a new truck to replace the old Dodge tanker. By 1982, a second station was built in Holly Springs. The department purchased a new 1000 GPM pumper in 1982. By 1985, a new 4x4 Chevrolet pick up was bought to replace the brush buggy, Then it was time to replace the 1963 Ford Truck with a new diesel 1000 GPM pumper bought in 1987. To protect our district better, we purchased another diesel, a 1991 pumper-tanker. A.L. McAlexander was elected Fire Chief for Bannertown Fire Department. He resigned as Chief in 1974 and remained a fireman until retirement. Junior Snow was elected Chief and later in 1982 retired from the department. Dennis Cox was elected Chief in 1982. Charles Gammons became Chief in 1992. Randy Stevens was elected Chief in 1996 and served as Chief until 2002. From 2001-2002, Randy Byrd served as Chief. In 2002, Randy Stevens stepped back in as chief until 2004. During this time, our Fire Response program began. Loyd Johnson served as Chief beginning in 2004. Under his leadership, the new Reeves Mill Station was built and opened in 2007. Scottie Chilton became Chief in 2008 and served until 2019. During that time, the new Holly Springs Station was built, due to the airport expansion. Chris Baker was elected as Fire Chief in 2019. 

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Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors for Bannertown Volunteer Fire Dept.


Jon Doss ~ President

Dennis Love ~ Vice-President

Sheila Hawks ~ Secretary

Tammy Burcham ~ Treasurer

Charles Burcham

Grant Welch

Scotty Epperson

Grey Childress

Rondale Ratcliff

Brenda Quesinberry

Johnnie Wood, Jr.

Eddie Snow



Past Chiefs

A.L. McAlexander ~ 1963-1974

Junior Snow ~ 1974-1982

Dennis Cox ~ 1982-1992

Charles Gammons ~ 1992-1996

Randy Stevens ~ 1996-2001

Randy Byrd ~ 2001-2002

Randy Stevens ~ 2002-2004

A. Loyd Johnson ~ 2004-2008

Scottie Chilton ~ 2008-2019

Chris Baker ~ 2019-Present

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