Fire Department


The Apex Fire Department enhances the quality of life in our community through risk reduction, response readiness, and a genuine commitment to excellence in all that we do.


  • Commitment to our mission
  • Respect for others
  • Diversity of thoughts and opinions
  • Actions to strengthen teamwork
  • Continual improvement
  • Organizational transparency
  • Trustworthy leadership

Personnel & Stations

Within the department of 114 fire personnel across 5 fire stations, fire personnel are assigned to 1 of 3 shifts that work 24-hour rotations. Each shift is comprised of 29 personnel that provide 24/7/365 emergency response. A sixth fire station is scheduled to open in April 2023, with each shift increasing to 34 personnel, including a second battalion chief on each shift. 

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The Fire Department’s Administrative staff works a 40-hour week and is comprised of the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief of Operations, Assistant Chief of Support Services, Assistant Chief of Professional Standards, Administrative Logistics Coordinator, Fire Support Specialist, Program Support Specialist, System and Performance Analysis, and two Training Coordinators. Additionally, the department’s Risk Reduction Division is comprised of the Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and a Fire Inspector.

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

Emergency Response

As an all-hazards organization, our department is responsible for mitigation of emergency incidents that extend well beyond the customary fire suppression duties. All members of the department are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians at the Basic Level (EMT-B) and Hazardous Materials Level 1 responders. In addition to these minimum requirements, a majority of our department are also certified as Technical Rescuers with specialties in vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, trench rescue, high angle rescue and water rescue. 

Community Programs

  1.  Prevention & Education
  2. North Carolina SafeKids
  3. CERT

Fire Prevention / Education

The Apex Fire Department also offers an extensive fire prevention/education program. On average, fire personnel make contact with over 4,000 people annually. Station tours are available upon request.

Additional Information

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