About the Department
The Wilmington Fire Department is a career, professional fire department which was established in 1921. The department currently maintains six engine companies, two ladder companies, and a marine fire fighting force. The department is divided into two functional divisions, each under the command of a Deputy Chief; the Operations Division and the Administrative Division.
In recent years, the department has promoted a ride-along program which gives city residents an opportunity to experience the functions of the fire department and evaluate possible career decisions. In addition, department officials have shown their commitment to providing the best emergency services delivery through the promotion of continuous training, active involvement with community associations, and implementation of a Customer Satisfaction Survey.
To work in partnership with the citizens of Wilmington in an effort to provide an effective and professional response to all man-made or natural hazards with well trained emergency services personnel to provide a safe environment and enhanced quality of life for all.
The Wilmington Fire Department will be a leader in providing the highest quality All Hazard Emergency Response services and fire prevention programs for those who live, work or engage in business or recreation in the City of Wilmington.