Fire Department

The Kure Beach Fire Department was founded in 1947 and is located behind Kure Beach Town Hall. The department has 8 Full Time Employees, 5 Part Time Employees,  and 27 volunteers. Seasonally, we employee over 30 ocean rescue personnel from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Our equipment currently consists of 1500 GPM Engine, 1250 GPM Engine, an International Service truck, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Squad Truck, a 17 Ft. Carolina Skiff, and a number of ATV's and small 4-wheel drive vehicles. The responsibilities of the Fire Department are to:

  • Provide fire suppression and prevention
  • Assist Emergency Medical Services
  • Operate a fully-equipped Ocean Rescue team
  • Supervise the Town's lifeguard staff

Our Mission

To assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, water accidents, and potential disasters, both man-made and environmental.

Become a Volunteer

We are constantly seeking like minded individuals to join our team and help serve the community.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Kure Beach Fire Department, please click on the ‘Become a Member’ tab on the left hand menu.

Emergency: 911

Phone: 910-458-2014
Fax: 910-458-4270

Mailing Address:
117 Settlers Lane
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Physical Address:
608 K Avenue
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Fire Chief

Edmund Kennedy 

Email Edmund