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.

  • Captain Buckner receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his actions during Hurricane Florence.

    Captain Buckner receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his actions during Hurricane Florence.

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    March 24

  • Firefighter Sanborn receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his efforts during Hurricane Florence.

    Firefighter Sanborn receiving his Meritorious Unit Award for his efforts during Hurricane Florence.

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    March 24

  • Join New Hanover County Fire Rescue March 28th for the dedication of the new Ogden Fire Station 16! #NHCFR #NHCgov

    Join New Hanover County Fire Rescue March 28th for the dedication of the new Ogden Fire Station 16! #NHCFR #NHCgov

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    March 20

  • There is an active fire on Masonboro Island. Local and state authorities are aware of the fire. Citizens may see smoke and flames. Please use caution if you are in the area.

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    March 18

  • Safely dispose of unneeded medications at the Operation Medicine Drop event today, March 18th from 2:00 - 4:00pm at UNCW Police Department (5126 Lionfish Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403) Learn more about medication safety by visiting: www.safekids.org/medicinesafety

    Safely dispose of unneeded medications at the Operation Medicine Drop event today, March 18th from 2:00 - 4:00pm at
UNCW Police Department (5126 Lionfish Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403)  Learn more about medication safety by visiting: www.safekids.org/medicinesafety

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    March 18

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