Welcome to New Hanover County Fire Rescue

New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) is a government based fire department for New Hanover County, located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. The county has a year round population of over 220,000, which increases substantially during the summer months. NHCFR is a combination department consisting of full time, part time, and volunteer staff. New Hanover County provides fire protection services to the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County. NHCFR responds to an average of over 5500 emergency calls per year which consists of emergency medical, fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials.

  • With the threat of thunderstorms heading our way please take a moment to learn more about lightning safety. #NHCFR #NFPA #StaySafe

    With the threat of thunderstorms heading our way please take a moment to learn more about lightning safety.  #NHCFR #NFPA #StaySafe

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    April 18

  • Congratulations Captain Arone for your Meritorious Unit Citation for efforts during Hurricane Florence.

    Congratulations Captain Arone for your Meritorious Unit Citation for efforts during Hurricane Florence.

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    April 08

  • Congratulations Engineer Brian Theiss for Meritorious Unit Citation Award for efforts during Hurricane Florence.

    Congratulations Engineer Brian Theiss for Meritorious Unit Citation Award for efforts during Hurricane Florence.

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    April 08

  • Congratulations Captain Barnette on completing UNCW Supervisory Management training.

    Congratulations Captain Barnette on completing UNCW Supervisory Management training.

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    April 08

  • FF Wessell receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his efforts with our county during and after Hurricane Florence. #NHCFR

    FF Wessell receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his efforts with our county during and after Hurricane Florence. #NHCFR

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    April 01

Fire Services: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 130 β€’ Wilmington, NC 28403 β€’ Phone 910-798-7420 β€’ Fax 910-798-7052