Berea Fire Department 1213 U.s. 158 Oxford NC 27565 919-690-4765
Corinth Volunteer Fire Department 3678 Highway 96 Oxford NC 27565 919-690-0808
Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department 8114 Cornwall Road Oxford NC 27565 919-690-0808
Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department Elm & Lyon Creedmoor NC 27522 919-528-4400
Granville Rural Volunteer Fire 6619 U.s. 15 Oxford NC 27565 919-693-1251
Hicksboro Volunteer Fire Department 6595 Hicksboro Road Oxford NC 27565 252-492-4070
Oxford Fire Department 112 East McClanahan Street Oxford NC 27565 919-603-1140
Providence Community Volunteer Fire Department 4631 Watkins Road Oxford NC 27565 919-690-1193
Stem Fire Department 100 Franklin Road Stem NC 27581 919-528-3930
Stovall Volunteer Fire Department 204 U.s. 15 Oxford NC 27565 919-693-5290
A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.
Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.