Big Horn Fire

The volunteer firefighters of the Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department proudly serve our community with duty, honor and pride.  Our volunteers respond to medical calls, vehicle accidents, wildland fires and structure fires, among other emergencies.



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Big Horn Fire



Big Horn volunteer firefighters respond to about 100 calls per year for structure and wildland fires, vehicle accidents, medical assistance, rescue and other emergency related incidents.


The majority of our firefighters are Firefighter I certified.  Individuals also receive and stay current with EMT, red card, and CPR certifications.  Monthly training exercises are conducted in house and members participate in county, state and nationally sponsored training excercises.



Many of our members serve the community in multiple ways in their private lives.   The contribute even more to the community through the fire department participating in community events and with the local school.  Our annual breakfast, the third Saturday in June, is very popular among the community.

Who We Serve

We serve the 90 square mile Big Horn Fire District located 8 miles southwest of Sheridan, Wyoming. When requested, we provide mutual aid assistance to all the other volunteer departments within Sheridan County.  We also provide support to City of Sheridan’s full time firefighting force.

Big Horn Fire Department
138 Johnson Street
Big Horn, Wyoming  82833
(307) 672 – 7465

Volunteers Needed

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter? Our members are just like you with day jobs, family and friends. We are looking for people in our district who want to serve their community by contributing their time and energy toward emergency services. Previous experience is great, but don’t worry, we’ll provide the training. While it can be hard work and time consuming, the comradery among peers and helping others when they are in the most need is tremendously rewarding.

Contact us to learn more.

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News and Events


Due to the critical fire conditions in Sheridan County, Partial Fire Restrictions are in effect as of July 21, 2022 and until further notice. 

The restrictions apply to all open burning outside of incorporated cities and Federal lands within the County, which may have their own restrictions.  The County restrictions provide guidance when welding, grinding, branding, and using of burn barrels.  Use of fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited.

Small “recreational” fires at residences with 15 feet of inflammables around the fire are permitted for a small fire in green back yards for cooking, warmth, religious, ceremonial, or other special purposes.   

For more information go to www.sheridancounty.com/depts/fire-protection-districts/


Community Breakfast

The Big Horn Volunteer firefighter breakfast is a great time to meet the firefighters and others in the community.  This popular breakfast is held the third Saturday in June and is free and well attended every year.  Contributing to a raffle for very nice items is also a great way to contribute to the department. 

Consumer Warning regarding Untested smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

 Cheyenne Fire Rescue, along with leading fire organizations and consumer advocacy groups such as Consumer Reports, encourage consumers to use products that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL). When these products have not been tested and certified, there is no third-party verification that they will operate correctly, creating a potentially deadly scenario for the consumer. Read the entire news release.