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Wilmington Fire Department

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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Fire officials on alert due to weather

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Officials say our current weather is creating a perfect recipe for a dangerous fire to get out of hand. Full story...
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Wilmington's new fire chief

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Back in July the city of Wilmington selected Cecil “Buddy” Martinette to be the new fire chief replacing Sam Hill who held the position for the last 20 years. Full story...
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Follow-up on misconduct allegations within NHC Fire Department

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videoMore tonight on the allegations of misconduct within the New Hanover County Fire Department. Full story...
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Misconduct allegations in NHC Fire Department

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videoThere are allegations of misconduct inside the New Hanover County Fire Department. Full story...
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Wilmington appoints new fire chief

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Wilmington has a new fire chief. Full story...
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Firefighters practice in former housing project

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The Nesbitt Court Housing Project was once home for hundreds of Wilmington residents. Now, it's a training ground for Wilmington's bravest. Full story...
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City looks for input on new fire chief

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The city of Wilmington wants to know what you want in a fire chief. Full story...
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