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Wilmington Fire Department

WFD battalion chief put on unpaid leave after breathalyzer at train derailment

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videoA top Wilmington firefighter has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after an incident this morning at the scene of a train derailment. Full story...
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Fire that closed Carolina Beach Rd. ruled accidental

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videoInvestigators say a fire that closed part of Carolina Beach Road last night was an accident. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department responds to residential fire

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Wilmington Fire Department was called to extinguish a residential fire at 2006 Carolina Beach Road, Tuesday evening. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department considers building new fire station

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At today's City Council agenda briefing, Wilmington's fire chief revealed his department wants to build another fire station. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. wants to explore merging fire service with City of Wilmington

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New Hanover County asked the City of Wilmington to jointly participate in a study as the next step in looking at options for the city and county governing boards to consider in providing fire service to the community. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter taken to hospital during training

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What started as a training exercise at CFCC's Fire and Rescue Management Training Center quickly turned into a real-life emergency this morning. Full story...
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New Hanover County attempts to save lives faster

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wants citizens to take part in its new Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts emergency responders to an individual's vital medical information to speed up help during emergencies. Full story...
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Trial set for jailed former firefighter

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A trial date has been set for a Bladen County man and former Wilmington firefighter jailed in Virginia on sex crimes allegations. Full story...
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WFD fans flames of safety for area limousine drivers

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videoMany come to southeastern North Carolina to let their hair down and have a little fun, now the party is going to be a little safer thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department. Full story...
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Pets rescued from overnight house fire

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Wilmington firefighters rescued three pets from an overnight house fire and had to use a pet mask to resuscitate a dog. The fire department says all the animals survived and are doing well. No humans were injured. Full story...
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Sex crime charge against fired Wilmington firefighter heading to grand jury

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A sex crime charge against a former Wilmington firefighter is heading to a grand jury in Virginia. The grand jury in Fairfax County will consider a charge of inanimate object sexual penetration against Robert Thomas Hester of Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter fired after sex crime arrest

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videoA Wilmington firefighter arrested on a sexual assault charge in Virginia was fired from the Wilmington Fire Department last week, an official said Thursday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Cause of fire near Isabel Holmes Bridge electrical

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video The fire on Point Harbor Road, just across the Isabel Holmes Bridge has been contained. New Hanover County and Wilmington Fire Departments responded to the fire. According to New Hanover County spokesman Charles Smith, the cause of the fire was electrical. Full story...
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Smoking materials lead to fire that destroys house

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Flames destroyed a Wilmington home after a fire sparked with two residents inside. Police also say an arson inspector is investigating to find what may have started the fire. Full story...
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WFD hopes to honor fallen firefighters

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video It was an emotional and exciting day for the Wilmington Fire Department. They hosted a luncheon in the hopes to raise the money needed for a memorial at Empie Park. The memorial will be to honor the seven Wilmington Firefighters who lost their lives serving the community and the 343 firemen that died on September 11, 2001. Full story...
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