Read more about this issue Located in Shelby County Alabama, The Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District provides fire suppression and emergency medical services including transport to approximately 17, 000 customers. Responding from four stations, the men and women of CVFD answer more than 1500 calls for assistance each year. The department's response area is a mix of residential and commercial property located in the northern section of the county. CVFD provides protection to several subdivisions including Brook Highland, Highland Lake s, Eagle Point, Shoal Creek, The Narrows, Smyers Lake, Fowler Lake, Holly Brook Lake, and to the town of Mt. Laurel. The CVFD originated as a volunteer fire department and became a department combined of paid professionals and volunteers in the late 1980's. Today, there are 16 full-time employees, 7 volunteers, and 12 with the Resident "Live-in" Program that trains firefighters for professional certification. Fire District is governed by a five member Board of Trustees who are residents of Fire District. The Board members are elected to four year terms and serve without compensation. One regular meeting is held each month on the second Wednesday at 7: 00 P.M. at the Mt. Laurel Fire Station at 60 Manning Place. Occasionally, special meetings are required and notice of these meetings is posted on the bulletin board of each Cahaba Valley Fire Station. All meetings of the Cahaba Valley Board of Trustees are open to the public.