Fire Department

The Apex Fire Department will proudly and continuously protect life, property, and the environment from fire, medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other emergencies for those who live, work, and travel in and through the Town of Apex and surrounding districts with competent, professional, and honest personnel.

Personnel & Stations

There are five Fire Stations located in Apex. Fire personnel are assigned to 1 of 3 shifts that work 24-hour rotations.

Each shift has up to 17 full-time fire personnel, as well as part-time firefighters who work Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.
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The Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Training Coordinator work a 40-hour work week. We also have a full-time Administrative Specialist and a full-time Staffing Specialist. In addition to the paid personnel, there are also approximately 15 volunteers.

Note: Currently, the department is not taking on additional volunteer firefighters.

Emergency Medical Service Specialties

Whether paid or volunteer, our highly qualified, professional personnel are trained in a wide variety of fire, rescue, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) specialties.

In addition to the usual fire suppression response duties, the Fire Department also responds to a number of other emergency calls. The department currently maintains personnel on each shift certified in the following specialty areas:
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials/Radiological Response
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Underwater Rescue/Recovery
  • Vehicle Extrication
All full-time members of the Fire Department are certified to the Emergency Medical Technician level. The Fire Department responds with EMS on all life-threatening emergencies.

Community Programs

  1. Explorer Post
  2.  Prevention & Education
  3. North Carolina SafeKids
  4. CERT
Explorer Post
The Fire Department also sponsors an Explorer Post for individuals between the ages of 14 and 18. These future firefighters participate with the Fire Department in training exercises and play an important support role in emergency situations. The program is a great opportunity for younger citizens to get an early start on learning how to handle emergencies.

Additional Information

If you have questions about the services provided by the department please contact us at (919) 362-4001.