Fire Department

Last updated Sep. 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
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Welcome to the City of Raleigh Fire Department. For more than 100 years of service to our community, tradition and pride have been cornerstones of our progress.

Our mission is to provide unselfish dedicated service. Our vision is to anticipate and prepare, while growing and empowering. By upholding these standards, it is our proud distinction of being accredited as being a Class 1 Fire Department.

Our values are generated on the premise that our work makes a difference in the quality of life in the City of Raleigh and greater metro area. Values are the essential and enduring tenets that guide personal actions; on and off duty.

  • Professionalism – We will treat our peers and the public with a positive and professional attitude consistently.
  • Respect – We will respect our personnel and hold the people we serve in high regard.
  • Integrity – We are honest, trustworthy and reliable.
  • Dedication – We expect our service to be worthy, vigorous, resourceful, and courteous.
  • Excellence – To demand the best of ourselves and to recruit/retain the best people, we believe we must maintain an environment that will support innovation, experimentation and taking of appropriate risks.

Don't Cook If You Can't Look

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries in the United States and the primary cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Follow tips from the Raleigh Fire Department to stay safe and take the Don't Cook If You Can't Look survey and pledge.

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries in the United States and the primary cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Follow tips from the Raleigh Fire Department to stay safe and take the Don't Cook If You Can't Look survey and pledge.
Don't Cook If You Can't Look

Cooking Safety Tips, Survey and Pledge

2019 Fire Prevention Week: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!

Leave saving the world to superheroes and be a champion in your own home: Make a home escape plan and practice it. Learn about designing a plan and see what activities the Raleigh Fire Department has in store for the 2019 Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through Oct. 12.

Fire Recruitment


Applications for the Raleigh Fire Department are accepted from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.

If you would like to be notified when the Raleigh Fire Department is hiring, please sign up for job notifications, select "Fire & EMS" and complete the information at the bottom of the page.

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Office of the Fire Marshal

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This office is the enforcement, educational, and informational arm of the Raleigh Fire Department. They perform site inspections, issues permits, enforce fire codes, and coordinate pre-fire planning for buildings and facilities within the city. The division is also responsible for conducting fire investigations to determine origin and cause of all fires, and provides public fire education to the citizens of Raleigh.

Location: Dillon Building at 310 West Martin Street

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Metropolitan Fire

The largest division within the Fire Department is the Operations Division. We respond to emergencies including fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and technical rescues within the city.

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The training division provides continuing education and advancement training for all fire department members including the maintenance of various certifications. It is also responsible for the pre-employment recruitment process, operating the recruit academies, managing the promotional process, and the department's special operations.

Location: Keeter Training Center at 105 Keeter Center Drive

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The Services Division provides support for the physical infrastructure of the Raleigh Fire Department, including facilities, apparatus, vehicles, equipment, hand tools, personal protective clothing, and uniforms. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee construction of new and remodeled fire stations including purchasing all furnishings and supplies;
  • Oversee maintenance and repair of all fire department facilities;
  • Ordering and purchasing new apparatus;
  • Oversee maintenance, repair, and service testing of all apparatus and equipment;
  • Manage all vehicle operating expenses, including fuel, tires, and repair parts;
  • Issuing new uniforms and equipment to personnel; and,
  • Issuing supplies and equipment to stations and apparatus.

FY17 staffing includes:
One assistant chief, one division chief, one lieutenant (facilities manager), one fire services assistant, one fire services coordinator, one part-time fire supply clerk, one garage supervisor, one inventory specialist, and five mechanics.

Location: 4120 New Bern Avenue

Office of the Fire Chief

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The Office of the Fire Chief provides administrative, planning, financial, and information technology services to support the daily operation of the Raleigh Fire Department. All of the assistant chiefs are based at this office.

Location: Dillon Building at 310 West Martin Street and Station 1 at 220 West Dawson Street.



Yearly statistics contain the nine major categories from National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). These reports show the number of incidents and the types of incidents that the Raleigh Fire Department was dispatched to.

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

For Kids: Sparky School House

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Videos, music, brain busters, and more, for kids taught by Sparky the Fire Dog.


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