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Education Requests

Education requests must be made at least two weeks in advance by completing a Fire Education Request Form.

The following educational programs are available at no cost to our citizens:

  • Station Tours. Fire Station Tours are conducted at any of the city's 10 fire stations. Tours are educational and available to any age group. 
  • Truck Display. We offer educational access to a fire truck for a special event or lesson (no birthday parties). 
  • Fire Extinguisher Training. Learn the proper use of a multi-purpose fire extinguisher with this hands-on training. For groups of at least ten or more, ages 18 and up. An outdoor space and access to a water hose is necessary for the hands-on component of this training.  
  • Fire Education Classes. We offer a variety of classes on home and/or commercial fire safety, tailored to meet your needs. 
  • Fire Safety House. This mobile classroom is designed to teach vital burn-prevention and fire escape techniques through a fun, safe simulation of common hazards. The Fire Safety House is designed to accommodate up to 12 people and is available at Station #15 for small groups to visit on site. The house becomes mobile for Wilmington's schools. Fire Safety House permission slips are required for any participant under age eighteen.
  • Youth Fire Setters. The Wilmington Fire Department can be of assistance with a child or young adult that you believe may have set or be setting fires. Fire Setting is a dangerous behavior, and requires preventative family measures and offers intervention when deemed necessary. 
  • Fire in the Media.  Today's youth are bombarded with media - both good and bad. Our Fire in the Media program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore fire as we see it in the movies and video games of the times, and offers a fact based lessons, combined with technology, about real fire. 

If you have any questions about any of our educational programs, please contact Wendy Giannini-King at 910.342.2731.

Car Seat Program

Is this car seat installed properly?

Is your child's car seat is installed correctly? A certified car seat technician from the Wilmington Fire Department's Car Seat Program can show you how to properly install your child's car seat.

Currently there are two fire stations with trained technicians on hand, but please call ahead to make an appointment. Inspections are generally held from 8:00 am - 11:30am and 1:30pm and 5:00pm. 

  Fire Headquarters
801 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910.341.7846
Station 9
1201 Military Cutoff Rd
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910.342.2750

Please call in advance to set up an appointment with a certified technician.

Contact  Wendy Giannini-King at 910.342.2731 to learn more about the program.

For general information visit 

Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarm

The Wilmington Fire Department recommends that smoke alarms are checked monthly to ensure that they are in working condition. Additionally, we recommend that you replace the batteries in all battery-operated smoke alarms at least twice a year. Each bedroom, the hallways outside sleeping areas and living rooms should have a working smoke alarms. 

The Wilmington Fire Department can assist with battery replacement, testing or installation of smoke alarms in your home. If someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, we can  also assist with adaptive smoke alarm technology. Please contact Captain Chris Walker at 910-772-4128 for more information.

Public Programs

The Wilmington Fire Department promotes fire and life safety through public education and services.

The department provides the following programs:

  • Citizen's Fire Academy - Spend some time with Wilmington's finest learning about how these community heroes get the job done! 
  • Juvenile Firesetters - This confidential intervention program, designed for children and adolescents, aims to curb fire-setting behaviors. Our intervention team is available to offer guidance to children who have already set fires or are exhibiting risky fire-setting behaviors. For more information, please contact the WFD Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist Wendy Giannini-King at 910-342-2731 .
Fire Station Tours

Headquarters Fire PoleThe Wilmington Fire Department provides tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Parties of four people or less can usually tour any of our 10 fire stations anytime during the day, but please call the station before you plan to arrive.

For parties of more than four people or for a school tour, please submit a request via this link: Education Request Form contact  Wendy Giannini-King at 910.342.2731 for additional information.

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