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Wilmington Fire Department

Fire destroys Wilmington home

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Firefighters say improperly discarded smoking material led to a fire that destroyed a Wilmington home this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters star in Animal Planet show

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Animal Planet visited the firehouse to tell the story of firefighters who saved a cat. Full story...
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Fire safety advice

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video The weekend apartment fire that claimed the life of a UNC-W grad has the fire department emphasizing the importance of working smoke detectors. WWAY's Nadine Maeser tells how the word "backup" has become a key word. Full story...
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Christmas another day at work for firefighters

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Most people had the day off today to enjoy Christmas with their families. But some people had to work, like Wilmington firefighters, to keep us safe. Full story...
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Domino's and Wilmington firefighters team up for safety

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videoSome Wilmington residents got a huge surprise Monday night shortly after ordering pizza from Domino's. Not only did the pizza arrive on time, it was a special delivery with assistance from the Wilmington Fire Department. Full story...
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Senior citizens visited by local fire departments

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Members of local fire departments are getting to know the senior citizens they serve. Wilmington and New Hanover County firefighters, including both departments' chiefs, delivered meals to seniors Tuesday. Full story...
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Local youngsters learn the importance of fire safety

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Some area youngsters practiced fire safety with the pros Thursday. As part of Fire Prevention Week, members of the Wilmington Fire Department visited Milestones Learning Center in Wilmington. Full story...
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Physical fitness a top priority for Wilmington firefighters

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Wilmington firefighters are trying to get into a little better physical shape. This week all city firefighters are taking a physical fitness test that uses firefighting techniques like carrying a person, moving hoses and raising a ladder. Full story...
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New Hanover County students get an education in the history of downtown Wilmington

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videoIt is a history lesson you can not get in a classroom. Tuesday, some New Hanover County students got quite a tour of downtown Wilmington, while learning some interesting facts along the way. Full story...
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911 dispatch partners with Wilmington and NHC fire departments

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Wilmington and New Hanover County fire departments have partnered with 911dispatch to cut down on response times. The departments now share the same dispatch system, whereas in the past they each had a separate channel. Full story...
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Close battle between police and firefighters

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There was quite a battle at Buck Hardy field Monday night. It was a clash of the titans as Wilmington Police took on Wilmington Firefighters. A good crowd turned out for the game. Allegiances were split, although the firemen did some good pre-game marketing with fire hats. Full story...
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Wilmington police and firefighters battle on the field

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videoWilmington's bravest will duel on the softball diamond Monday night against Wilmington's finest. WWAY's John Rendleman said it's going to be a showdown of hometown heroes. Full story...
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City honors retiring fire fighters

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videoThursday was a day filled with tears and laughter. The city of Wilmington said goodbye to ten fire fighters who gave more than 300 combined years of service to the city. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire cracking down on overcrowded downtown businesses

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Fire officials said some business owners do not pay attention to the occupancy limit. They said cramming too many people in a space means it is harder to get people out in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department looks at a new pier

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The Wilmington Fire Department could soon begin work on a new pier in the Intracoastal Waterway, but it just needs to find a home. Full story...
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