Rolla Rural Fire Protection District is a district based fire department that serves nearly 16,000 people relying on a combination of volunteer and full-time firefighters. The department is comprised of nearly 40 firefighters and fourteen apparatus. Rolla Rural Fire is dispatched via the Rolla Central 911 Communications Center located at the Rolla Police Department.
The Rolla Rural Fire Protection District covers an area of approximately 200 square miles in the central portion of Phelps County. The district primarily provides emergency services for the area of Rural Rolla, including the communities of Northwye, Macedonia, Dillon, Vida, Yancy Mills, Pilot Knob, and Nagagomi.
In addition to fire services, Rolla Rural provides Emergency Medical Assistance to ambulances upon request. Several members of RRFPD are licensed Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics on the state and national level.
RRFPD is equipped to handle extrication on scenes of Motor Vehicle Accidents and other incidents where victims could become physically trapped. 6 sets of extrication equipment are on board different RRFD apparatus. Personnel also attend training throughout the year on extrication tactics, and the constant updates to vehicles, including hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles.