Kinston Department of Fire & Rescue

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​Welcome



I would like to welcome everyone to our Webpage.  We are dedicated to serving our Community through the provisions of Suppression, Rescue, Education, Medical Responder and Community Involvement. The Department continues serving with Pride and Proficiency since 1895. Please enjoy our page and feel free to contact us with any concerns and/or questions.

Chief Damien Locklear

Mission Statement:

To provide, with compassion, the highest level of professional service to the customers we serve through Pride, Proficiency & Integrity.

A Little About Us


We are a fully paid Fire Department.  We serve the citizens of Kinston 24 hours a day seven days a week working a 24 hour on 48 hour off rotation with three shifts.  Our total staff is currently 51 Personnel.  We have three Fire Stations that service 16.9 square miles and a population of approximately 21,677 citizens.

We have three front line Fire Engine Companies, Engine 11, running out of Fire Station 1, Engine 22, running out of Fire Station 2, and Engine 33, running out of Fire Station 3.  We have a front line Ladder Company Truck 1, running out of Fire Station 1.  We have two reserve fire engines and a reserve two Ladder Trucks, Engine 12 and Engine 13 at Fire Station 1, Truck 2 at Fire Station 2 and Truck 3 at Fire Station 3.  We also have a Origin and Cause Fire Investigations Team (OCFIT).  We have a two inflatable Rescue Boats, Rescue Boat 1 "Neptune" and Rescue Boat 2 "Poseidon" that are at Fire Station 1 as well.
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    Physical Address
    401 E Vernon Avenue
    Kinston, NC 28501


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    P. O. Drawer 339
    401 E Vernon Avenue
    Kinston , NC 28502

    Phone: 252-939-3164
    Fax: 252-939-3157
    Emergency: 911

    Administration Offices
    Hours of Operation
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Monday thru Friday
    Holidays, Weekends, and After Hours
    Contact On Duty Battalion Commander
    252-939-3230