The Raleigh Fire Department responds to more than 100 calls on average each day. It could be a house fire, chest pains, a gas leak, a vehicle accident, or any other type of emergency. Firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Their average response time is less than five minutes from the time of dispatch.
In addition to emergency response, Raleigh Fire Department provides many other services to keep residents safe and prevent fires:
- Inspect businesses to ensure compliance with fire codes
- Work with building planners to ensure new structures are fire safe
- Provide free blood pressure checks at all fire stations
- Accident prevention
- Presentations on fire safety and outreach to children about the dangers of playing with fire
The department provides an emergency response bicycle team that is deployed to large public gatherings such as First Night or the July 4th Celebration. These members provide rapid medical care within large crowds that enhance response times.
Each day the citizens of the Capitol City call upon the Raleigh Fire Department for a wide variety of public safety functions. Our staff is always ready to address the needs of the citizenry of Raleigh through public fire education events, the citizens fire academy, and free smoke detector installation.