- WFD Recruit Academy Application Process is NOW OPEN! Interested in a new career? Have you thought about joining our team?
- Captain Eric Lacewell Memorial Dedication Ceremony This ceremony will take place in the Wilmington Fallen Firefighter Memorial, located at the Empie Park Fire Station #2, 3403 Park Avenue.
- LAST ALARM In the early morning hours of June 17th, 1893, 22-year old Wilmington Firefighter Joe Willard answered his last alarm.
- LAST ALARM This Sunday, June 16th, 2019, will mark the 86th anniversary of the line-of-duty-death of Wilmington Fire Chief Charles Schnibben. Fire Chief Schnibben was
- New Shipyard Fire Station #5 Grand Opening On Saturday, May 18th, 2019, the Wilmington Fire Department hosted the grand opening ceremony for the new Fire Station #5, at 680 Shipyard Boulevard.
- Spring 2019 Citizens Fire Academy Graduation The Wilmington Fire Department will be wrapping up its spring edition of the Citizen's Fire Academy with Graduation Night on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at Station #3 on Cinema Drive at 6pm.
The Wilmington Fire Department maintains a Class 2 ISO Rating. ISO Ratings range from Class 1 (highest) to a Class 10, which generally means no fire protection.
The ratings process takes into consideration the community's water distribution system, 911 center communications and the fire department's resources and ability to utilize these resources at the scene of a structure fire. Incident records, maintenance records and training records are also evaluated.
Wilmington is an Internationally Accredited Fire Department proving that the department meets or exceeds industry standards and best practices. In order to achieve this goal, the department had to undergo an extensive evaluation of its baseline performances, guidelines, policies and practices. The department must submit compliance reports annually and undergo the accreditation process every five years to maintain certification.
If you would like to learn more about this process, please visit the Center of Public Safety Excellence.
Please note that fire hydrants are maintained by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. They can be reached by calling (910) 335-6550.