About Us


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 48 hour on 96 hour off rotation with three shifts.  Our total staff is currently 52 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 two reserve  Ladder Trucks, Engine 12 and Engine 23 at Fire Station 1, Truck 2 at Fire Station 2 and Truck 3 at Fire Station 3.  We also have an Origin and Cause Fire Investigations Team (OCFIT).  We have a military transport vehicle, EVAC 1 "The Black Pearl", a 2022,16 foot, aluminum-clad One Boat brand (Lowe Boat Manufacturers) Rescue Boat 1, Currently Unnamed, and a 16 foot, extra wide, aluminum-clad Weld-Craft brand flat bottom johnboat-style Rescue Boat, Rescue Boat 2 "Queen Anne's Revenge" at Fire Station 1, which are both used for severe weather evacuations and rescues.
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    Physical Address
    401 E Vernon Avenue
    Kinston, NC 28501


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

    Fax: 252-939-3157
    Emergency Phone: 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