CHAPEL HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT


Officer Pete McEwen works night shifts at the Chapel Hill Police Department. 

Midnight lunches and Chapel Hill's third shift

When Jessica Toney texts her boyfriend during her "lunch break," he's often going to sleep.  Toney, a UNC senior who works midnight shifts in a lab at the UNC Medical Center every other weekend, has her routine down to a science. After a full day of classes, she eats a large bowl of pasta and takes a nap for five hours before heading into work.   “I'm suddenly left alone in the world,” she said. “Everyone's asleep or getting back from their parties and I'm still going strong at work — sometimes I just post to my Snapchat story just to feel like I'm not alone, even though I know none of them will see it until the morning.”


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.