About

Our History

Belmont Volunteer Fire Department was established on May 24 1990. Before incorporation, Belmont residents fought fire with cattle sprayers and weapons carriers, old military vehicles that enabled residents to control wildfires and house fires in their area.

It’s in 1990 that Belmont VFD received funding from the fire district to build a 30 x 40 ft fire station. Around the same period, the department purchased a 1 ton Ford grass truck with pumps. The department also held its very first BBQ and Dance Fundraiser that year.

Over the course of the following years, Belmont VFD acquired a tender and three more trucks. The department also acquired pagers which improved notification and response time. Before they had pagers, dispatch called firefighters’ homes on a party phone line in order to notify them of an emergency.

Today, the Belmont Fire Department has 23 active firefighters. We have 2 tenders, 1 engine, 2 brush trucks, 1 command truck, 1 rescue truck and 1 ATV brush unit. Our department is fully capable and equipped to take on any incident!

Four of the fifteen original founders are still active members of the fire department.

Fun Fact: Back in the 70s and 80s and before incorporating, Belmont firefighters sometimes had to push their military trucks down a hill in order for them to start. Belmont VFD has come a long way since then - our equipment is excellent and we don’t have to worry about stalling when we park our trucks on flat terrain!

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect the community, preserve life and protect property from fire and other emergencies. We serve the area of Belmont and surrounding communities. Our mission also includes teaching, educating and training citizens in the art of preventing and fighting fire, providing rescue and various other emergency services in the event of a catastrophe, illness or accident. We also seek to train firefighters and work diligently to maintain and develop new skills. 

Our Firefighters

Brian Schauer

Brian Schauer

Fire Chief
Member since 1989

Kent Pruett

Kent Pruett

Assistant Chief, Training Officer
Member since 1996

Jay Tinsley

Jay Tinsley

Assistant Chief
Member since 1996

Neil Henze

Neil Henze

Firefighter, Board President
Member since 2018

Dick Goss

Dick Goss

Captain
Member since 1989

Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Captain
Member since 1989

Kenneth Schauer

Kenneth Schauer

Captain, Treasurer
Member since 1989

Bob Kidd

Bob Kidd

Firefighter, Safety Officer
Member since 2004

Susan Loomis

Susan Loomis

Firefighter
Member since 2005

Roy Miller

Roy Miller

Firefighter
Member since 2007

Urlet Miller

Urlet Miller

Firefighter
Member since 2008

Tracy Miller

Tracy Miller

Firefighter
Member since 2008

Steve Coronado

Steve Coronado

Firefighter
Member since 2014

Dale Arlington

Dale Addington

Firefighter
Member since 2016

Cecil Deadman

Cecil Deadman

Firefighter
Member since 2017

Jeffrey Decou

Jeffrey Decou

Junior Firefighter Chair
Member since 2018

Rutty Decou

Rutty Decou

Firefighter, Training Coordinator
Member since 2018

Joe Lamb

Joe Lamb

Firefighter
Member since 2019

Belmont VFD - Tina Mailbot-Roberge

Tina Mailhot-Roberge

Firefighter, Board Secretary, Public Relations Chair
Member since 2019

Imanuel E. O.

Fairmont-Imanuel Bankhouse

Firefighter
Member since 2019

Jacob Sheppard

Jacob Sheppard

Firefighter
Member since 2019

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez

Firefighter
Member since 2019

Jacob Sauceda

Jacob Sauceda

Firefighter
Member since 2019

John Thompson

John Thomsen

Firefighter
Member since 2020

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DeAngelo Sutton

Firefighter
Member since 2021

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Anthony Naylor

Firefighter
Member since 2021