Become a Member

Letter from the Department

March 2023

Dear applicant,

Thank you for your interest in joining the Kure Beach Fire Department.  Whether you know it or not, the decision you have just made is one of the most important decisions you will make in your entire life.  We are here to tell you, you have our utmost respect and admiration for wanting to join our fire department.  The position of firefighter is one that is of tremendous dedication and responsibility, but it is also the greatest “job” in the world.

We have prepared this packet to assist you through the early stage process, in which we hope to familiarize you with the requirements and expectations, benefits, costs, and other pertinent information that you may need to become a member of our department.  

Our department is recognized by our community as a professional and dedication department.  We are also a progressive department in which we are growing at a quick rate to expand to the services of which our community has the necessity for.  We are also progressive in the fact that we are growing to meet the ever changing needs of our volunteer firefighters.  Our department is highly devoted to improving our services that we already provide through the strategic use of our paid and volunteer staff alike, through constant training, and downright great comradery.  

We hope that the information portrayed throughout this packet will assist you and your family throughout this process.  Should you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact us by phone, in person, or through whatever means that make it most convenient for you.  

Certainly last but not least, thank you for taking a step into the greatest service in the world, the fire service.  We value people like you, and we hope that you are up for the challenge!


Fire Chief Signature

Edmund C Kennedy

Fire Chief

Kure Beach Fire Department