Topics: Chapel Hill Fire Department

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is known for its distinct Carolina blue fire trucks. The department operates five fire stations across Chapel Hill and employs 93 people. It responds to over 4,000 incidents every year and has an operation budget of about $7 million.

Chapel Hill Fire Department helps Hurricane Harvey in Houston


 Four members of the Chapel Hill Fire Department were deployed to Houston to help relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.  

Tips to avoid fire in the kitchen on Thanksgiving


The National Fire Protection Association has found that more home fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year — three times more, to be exact.

More than 60 people received medical attention at Obama rally


More than 60 people were seen by medics at the rally with Barack Obama Wednesday.

Chapel Hill officials work together to prepare for Franklin Street Halloween


The planning for next year's Halloween will begin on Nov. 1. 

UNC us updating its fire alarm systems across campus


UNC is currently working to replace the fire alarm systems in Davis Library, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, Hamilton Hall and the Ackland Art Museum. Replacing all the alarms will cost between $500,000 and $550,000.

Creamery damaged in fire at Maple View Farm

Firefighters reported to a fire at Maple View Farm around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Don't be alarmed — accidental alarms are declining


A once alarming statistic is a thing of the past.

The first half of 2016 has seen a significant decrease in the number of accidental alarms responded to by Chapel Hill Fire and Police departments.

Q&A with newly promoted Chapel Hill Fire Chief Matt Sullivan


Matt Sullivan is the newly promoted Chapel Hill fire chief. Senior writer Janna Childers talked with Sullivan about his new position and long history of town service.

Chapel Hill ordinance lowers accidental alarms

Though Chapel Hill town officials have toughened their stance on accidental alarms, they haven’t been able to extinguish the issue.

Chapel Hill 15-year-old invents pod to help firefighters


When he was 13, Chapel Hill resident Chase Lewis invented a cart to help refugees transport their children to refugee camps. Less than two years later — with an efficiency that Steve Jobs might have admired — he’s back at it with a new invention: the Emergency Mask Pod.

Fire department gets go-ahead on redevelopment

The Chapel Hill Fire Department is getting creative with its fire stations.

Firefighters wear pink for women's health


A slew of pink-clad firefighters and police officers driving pink firetrucks and police vehicles took over Chapel Hill Tuesday in support of Pink Heals, a national nonprofit organization focused on raising money for women’s health.

False alarm fines to begin this year

The Chapel Hill fire and police departments won’t start imposing fines for multiple false alarms until later this year — but right now they’re working hard to prevent having to fine people at all.

Chapel Hill gas station cited for gas spill


The owner of a Chapel Hill gas station and a contractor were cited this week by state officials for involvement in a gas spill that contaminated 1.6 miles of creeks and streams.

Chapel Hill mops up after flash flood


On Monday morning, fans, squeegees and mops were out in full force on Franklin Street. But by afternoon, most of them, and the water they had sought to dispel, were gone.

Cause of fire at University Gardens remains unknown


As the investigation into the fire that destroyed several condominiums in University Gardens on Monday continues, officials are still unsure of the cause.

Fire Department hosts National Fire Prevention Week

The Chapel Hill Fire Department has set the town on fire by promoting fire safety with its family-friendly activities this week.

Injured ?re?ghter back in action after house ?re


A Chapel Hill firefighter injured in a residential fire Sunday night is back in action.

Firefighters look to Chapel Hill 2020 for guidance

Chapel Hill’s signature Carolina blue fire trucks do more than just fight fire — and Fire Chief Dan Jones wants to figure out what other services the town wants the department to provide.

‘Keep the Wreath Green’ campaign raises awareness of holiday-season fires


The Chapel Hill Fire Department hopes to “keep the wreath green” this month to raise awareness about holiday season fires.

Chapel Hill 2020’s open house welcomes new library, requests feeback

Chapel Hill residents will welcome a temporary public library spot and offer feedback on goals to guide the town’s future on Saturday at Chapel Hill 2020’s open house.

Emergency fire calls decrease in Chapel Hill

Emergency fire calls in Chapel Hill are on the decline — and officials hope to keep it that way. National Fire Prevention Week kicked off Sunday, and the Chapel Hill Fire Department plans to use the time to teach residents how to better protect their homes and families from fire.

Fire?ghters to raise awareness for breast cancer, will hold fundraiser at UNC-Louisville football game


When Captain Byron Greeson proposed the Chapel Hill Fire Department take part in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he had his mom — a two-time breast cancer survivor — in mind.

Chapel Hill Fire Department receives safe kids award

The Chapel Hill Fire Department received the “Most Creative Safe Kids Activity” award at the Safe Kids North Carolina Annual Meeting awards ceremony at Atlantic Beach on Wednesday. Safe Kids N.C. Chairman Wayne Goodwin presented the award and Deputy Chief Matt Lawrence accepted the award on behalf of the department. The department was nominated for the opening of “The Fire Place,” a public safety education center open in Meadowmont.

Local firefighter teaches second cooking class at A Southern Season


The fire truck at University Mall on Tuesday night was not responding to an emergency. It was there for a cooking class. Captain Byron Greeson of the Chapel Hill Fire Department Station 4 taught his second cooking class at A Southern Season to about 30 people.