Rison has without a doubt the best "volunteer" fire department in Arkansas, if not in the south United States. As mayor, I can assure you when the alarm goes off, the volunteers come running from EVERYWHERE! Even during deer season and members are on deer stands, if they hear the alert sirens sounding, they come to assist, amazing! Mayor Vernon Dollar
Members of the Rison Fire Department: Chief Bruce Grubb - Assistant Chief - Alan Parnell - Additional firefighters: Sydney Tatum - Scott Morrison - Davy King - Jimmy Bowlin - Jason Phillips - Anthony Wells - Travis Bell - Harrell F Wilson - Gary Sipes - Michael Scott Hall - Michael Rhodes - William King - Brett Grubb - Kendall Johnson - Eric Rawls - Chris Spruell - Curtis Marks and Brian Phillips.