Morehead City, NC Fire EMS Department
Message from the Chief
Thank you for visiting the Morehead City Fire EMS website. The Morehead City Fire EMS Department is a full service department offering: fire suppression, fire prevention, Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic transport, inspections, fire investigations, and rescue of trapped victims.
The Morehead City Fire Department was established in 1906 and the Morehead City EMS Department was formed in 1958, as Morehead City Rescue Squad. On July 1, 2000 the two departments merged, creating the current Morehead City Fire EMS Department. On October 1, 2014, Morehead City Fire & EMS merged with Wildwood Fire EMS. The department now protects an area of 23.0 square miles. This includes Mitchell Village-Crab Point Fire District and the Wildwood Fire District with an approximate population of 28,000 residents between the city and two districts.
Morehead City is a popular tourist destination for fisherman and boaters, when you combine this with the daytime workforce the population more than doubles the full-time population for our service area. The Department currently operates two paramedic ambulances, one medical ambulance bus, two engines, two engine-tankers, one quick response vehicle, fireboat, several command cars, and pickup trucks for support functions.
Morehead City Fire has a split insurance rating of 5/9S. We were recently re-evaluated by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal and are currently awaiting the results of this re-evaluation. The Department has 45 career personnel comprised of a Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshall, (3) Captains, (9) Lieutenants, (1) EMS Coordinator and the remainder as Firefighter/Engineer. The current staff is certified at various levels for EMS; 14 members of the staff are certified at the EMT-Paramedic level, several are EMT-Intermediate, and the remaining personnel are certified at the EMT-Basic level.
Currently, the department has 24 part-time volunteer members with three officer positions (1) Captain and (2) Lieutenants.
If the Morehead City Fire EMS department can ever be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact us.
Educate to prevent harm; protect the people within our community, and to be kind and helpful to show we care about our lives and the lives of others in our community by conducting ourselves in a courteous and professional manner.
The Morehead City Fire/EMS Department currently has three stations; Fire Station I located at 1406 Bridges Street and Station II is located at 4034 Arendell Street. Station III is located at 5291 Hwy. 70.
The Department is dispatched and operates on its own VHF fire frequency (154.445). The dispatching is handled by Carteret County Communications. Calls for service come in on a County-wide Enhanced 911 system.
Fire Marshal Office
The Fire Department currently has numerous Fire Inspectors. The town Fire Marshal works 8:00 AM thru 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday. The other inspectors are used as a back up as needed. Several of our inspectors are Level III and certified by the state. They conduct commercial building inspections and review plans.
Fire Prevention is a very important part of our Fire Department, each year we conduct classes, tours, and lectures to over a 1,000 children and adults. The Fire Marshal coordinates all Fire Prevention and Public Education activities with each shift. Students are taught the proper procedures for home escape planning, dialing 911, fire and injury prevention and many other safety applications. We also offer fire extinguisher classes to businesses and organizations in our response area. The only cost is to recharge the fire extinguishers used during the training.
For more information contact Morehead City Fire Marshal at 726-5040 ext 4, or you can email the Fire Marshal at gro.c1455125612nytic1455125612daehe1455125612rom@y1455125612liaB.1455125612namek1455125612yD1455125612.
Volunteer/Paid on Call Firefighters
The Fire-EMS Department relies on part-time members also. Requirements and applications for fulltime and part-time members can be accessed here.