CBCFR Information and History
Founded in 1961 and operating as Nolanville Volunteer Fire department, our name was changed to Central Bell County Fire/Rescue in January 2010 to avoid confusion since we are a Non-Municipal Fire Department. The idea behind this was to better reflect the Communities we serve.
We provide full spectrum Fire, Rescue, and EMS services to the City of Nolanville and surrounding communities that make up our 40+ mile response area. We currently provide a certified Search and Rescue team, Water Rescue, Technical Rescue Team, and staff 40 Firefighters, to include several EMT’s that are located on each shift.
We provide 24-hour response by means of 3 shifts, just like Career Departments. Our living quarters house 10 beds so we can maintain the staffing needed to accomplish this. We work closely with Harker Heights Fire/EMS, Belton Fire Department, Fort Hood Fire/EMS, and Sparta Volunteer Fire Department to provide the best Fire/Rescue/EMS services possible to our citizens.
We cover several miles of US HWY 190, both urban and rural areas in Bell County, several miles of active railways, we also have several industrial plants, large businesses, multiple KISD schools, and many farms/ranches.
Central Bell County currently operates 3 structural engines, a rescue vehicle, 2 brush trucks, a safety vehicle and a command vehicle. We are the busiest all volunteer department in the County, running more than 1,000 calls last year.
Central Bell County Fire/Rescue is compromised entirely of Professional Volunteers and we truly believe that “Professionalism is NOT based on a paycheck”.