Department Overview

It is our 24-hour a day, 7 day a week duty to make a difference in the lives of those that we serve and protect.



  • Forest City Fire Department has a class 4 ISO rating.

  • Providing Fire-Rescue-EMS services to the community.

  • Respond to all alarms within 2 minutes of receipt.

  • Arrive on the scene of all incidents within an average of 5 minutes from the time of alarm.

  • Conduct public education in the area of fire prevention, extinquisher use, home safety inspections, and accident prevention.

  • Meet state and national standards for training for both paid and part time personnel.

  • Assist Burned Children's Fund of North Carolina by collecting aluminum cans and using proceeds to purchase equipment for the NC Jaycee's Burn Center.

  • Provide and install smoke detectors for needy families.

  • Annual blood drives for Red Cross.

  • Primary provider for technical rescue inside the city limits, this includes vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, and hazardous material response.

  • Permanent car seat checking station, Monday - Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Please call for an appointment.