Sunny View Fire & Rescue "We're There When you Need Us!" 

About Us

Sunny View Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1967 by several local men to serve the Sunny View community.  Ralph Arledge, JD Wilson, Clarence Wilson, Pink McGuinn, Billy Hugh Ruff we the original, charter members.

The first Chief was Ralph Arledge. These men traveled to Lake Lure to learn basic firefighting skills. The newly established department had to raise money to build a station and buy apparatus and equipment. The land for the station was donated by local aplpe grower, Pharaoh Lynch.  The lumber was donated by Billy Hugh Ruff and Ruff’s sawmill. Donations were taken to purchase cement blocks and bricks for construction of the station. The exact origin of the first apparatus is uncertain but the belief is that it came from Columbus, Tryon, or Lake Lure Fire Departments.

In 1981 members of the department attended the first Emergency Medical training offered by Polk County and along with the members of other county departments established the Polk County First Responder program. This program would put medically trained personnel in the communities to respond and administer aid prior to an ambulance arriving.

In 1993 after much consideration, Sunny View Volunteer Fire Department changed its charter with the state of North Carolina and incorporated as Sunny View Fire & Rescue. This change included the department doing medical training in house with its own first responder program. The department has continued to train and equip its members in vehicle extrication and other rescue disciplines.  1993 also saw an addition to the existing station of three more apparatus bays, an office and dayroom upstairs, and meeting room below.

             Since 1993 Sunny View Fire & Rescue has replaced older apparatus with newer, more modern fire apparatus.  We have added a second station on Lake Adger road to provide protection for the growth in housing seen in that area.  We added an ambulance to our fleet and now are capable of transporting patients when Polk County EMS units are on other calls.  We also respond to assist neighboring districts when requested.

We can be reached at:
Sunny View Fire & Rescue
5865 NC Hwy 9 North
Mill Spring, North Carolina  28756
    828-625-9973 main station (leave message)
    828-625-1211 fax
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