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WFD-Pictures-98aThe Wilkesboro Fire Department provides 24 hour protection to the 6.3 square miles and just over 3,400 residents of Wilkesboro, North Carolina.  The department is made up of a full-time Chief, 3 full-time Engineers, 30+ Volunteer Firemen, 2 Junior Firemen, and a very strong retired firefighter community. We respond to over 700 emergencies annually including fire alarms, motor vehicle accidents, structural fires and numerous other hazardous situations.  We also respond to emergency medical calls with a highly trained team of Emergency Medical Technicians and Medical Responders.  We appreciate the numerous hours our men and women spend providing the best protection possible to residents, businesses and homes in the Town of Wilkesboro. We would like to also thank our town council members and loyal citizens for their never-ending support.   


We invite you to stop in and see us, our facilities and equipment at anytime. Also, we would like to thank all of the towns people for their support of our department and look forward to serving the Town of Wilkesboro long into the future.


Life Safety Education - We feel the best way to reduce the amount of damage fire causes to our community is to prevent fire from happening in the first place.  This is the basis of our Life Safety Education and prevention program. Wilkesboro Fire Department has a Level 3 Fire Life Safety Educator on staff which teaches:

  • Home Safety Programs with inspections and smoke alarm installations for town residents.
  • Work Place Educational programs
  • Fire Extinguisher Training pragram for individuals and local businesses
  • Educational Programs for children, adults and senoirs
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Child Car Seat installations 

To schedule an appointment, click here.

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Fire Inspections - We also perform fire inspections of businesses to assure that all fire code is being followed.  Our ultimate goal is to reduce the incidences of fires, injuries, and enhance the safety of residences, businesses and citizens of the Town of Wilkesboro. To schedule an appointment, click here or call the fire station.

Fire Suppression - As a fire department, we are responsible for responding to many different types of fires.  These fires include residential, commercial, vehicle and brush fires. When responding to such fires, our first priority is to protect life and second is to protect property. We require all our Firefighters to participate in fire training on a regular basis to ensure we provide the best protection possible. 

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Medical Emergencies - We also respond to various life threatening illnesses and injuries including cardiac arrest, stroke, gunshots, difficulty breathing, seizures, motor vehicle accidents, and many more.  Our team of First Responders is made up of highly trained Emergency Medical Technicians and Medical Responders.  These medical personnel have been through the required training of over 169 hours and must attend 24 hours of in-service a year in order to retain their certification.




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Engine 2202 - 2006 Sutphen Pumper
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