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.
The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 500 N. Columbia St. at 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday. Reports say the fire began in Unit B which was a vacant unit of the North Columbia Street public housing community.Read More »
On the night of Jan. 8, UNC senior Damaris Osorio was in the shower when she was informed that her apartment was on fire.Read More »
Students living on campus have all experienced the dreaded fire alarm in the middle of the night. Instead of exiting their buildings, some people have started waiting out fire alarms in their rooms. Experts want everyone to know that this is not the right thing to do — always evacuate.Read More »
The Chapel Hill Town Council met last night for a business meeting to discuss the sale of a retiring fire truck to help pay for the construction of Fire Station 2, among other items.Read More »
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.”Read More »
Residents of 416 Pittsboro St. saw their house go up in flames on Oct. 17.Read More »
Four members of the Chapel Hill Fire Department were deployed to Houston to help relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.Read More »