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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The Chapel Hill Fire Department hopes to “keep the wreath green” this month to raise awareness about holiday season fires.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The decoration is part of a program by the Chapel Hill Fire Department seeking to reduce residential fires throughout the town during the holiday season. The wreath, which was hung Nov. 25, displays green lights. For every residential fire in Chapel Hill, a red bulb will replace a green one.