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.

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Chapel Hill firefighters, police officers, and doctors gathered in front of one of the pink fire trucks before the National Pink Heals Tour parade. 

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.


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.


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.