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


There are no fire restrictions at this time. 

For controlled burns and to avoid an emergency call, please notify the Dispatch Center at 307-672-2413 so we don’t show up uninvited.

Please use extreme care when burning. Prior to burning, check the weather forecast for warnings and if increased winds or dry conditions are predicted, avoid burning prior and during that time. Have fire tools, water, and a phone readily available. Do Not delay calling for help if your burn gets out of hand. Early response can minimize control efforts and potential damage. Please do not leave your fires unattended.

Residents within the Big Horn Fire District may request the free rental of a tank and pump that slips into the back of a standard pickup truck.  Contact us for more info or to reserve.

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. 

Wildfire Awareness

Download the latest version of the Sheridan County Fuels Mitigation Program Wildland Fire Newsletter. The newsletter includes advice on how to live with fire in the Wildland Urban Interface and activities occurring throughout Sheridan County reducing the risk of wildfires. There is also helpful advice on what you can do in particular to protect your home from a wildfire.

 Find the newsletter