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.

  • Many fires happen in winter and we would like for you to be fire smart this season. #NHCFR #NFPA #FireSmart

    Many fires happen in winter and we would like for you to be fire smart this season. #NHCFR #NFPA #FireSmart

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    December 06

  • Congratulations Captain Nipper on your promotion! https://twitter.com/DavisMD/status/938475045080399872

    “Congratulations to Russ Nipper on his promotion to Fire Captain @NHCFR. Captain Nipper is assigned to C shift station 12.”

    “Congratulations to Russ Nipper on his promotion to Fire Captain @NHCFR. Captain Nipper is assigned to C shift station 12.”

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    December 06

  • Congratulations Captain Hunt on your promotion! https://twitter.com/DavisMD/status/938475545326694402

    “Congratulations to Steve Hunt on his promotion to Fire Captain @NHCFR. Captain Hunt is assigned to B shift station 11.”

    “Congratulations to Steve Hunt on his promotion to Fire Captain @NHCFR. Captain Hunt is assigned to B shift station 11.”

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    December 06

  • We are now hiring Firefighters/Apparatus Operators! Interested in joining our team? Learn more at http://ow.ly/dITE30gX0m3

    We are now hiring Firefighters/Apparatus Operators! Interested in joining our team? Learn more at http://ow.ly/dITE30gX0m3

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    December 01

  • Fire extinguisher training with Wilmington Health. #NHCFR Pull the pin Aim at the base Squeeze the handle Sweep the nozzle Tip: Only use a fire extinguisher for small fires. If in doubt call 911!

    Fire extinguisher training with Wilmington Health. #NHCFR 
Pull the pin
Aim at the base
Squeeze the handle
Sweep the nozzle 

Tip: Only use a fire extinguisher for small fires. If in doubt call 911!

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    November 30

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