The Charlotte Fire Department's 1,027 firefighters operate from 43 fire stations in eight battalions, covering nearly 300 square miles across the City of Charlotte. 

Their primary duties include both Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services 

  • 41 Engines

  • 15 Ladders

  • 6 Water Tankers

  • 5 Brush Trucks

  • 1 Foam Tanker

Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)

Dive Team

Hazardous Materials Response

Heavy Rescue

Marine Operations

Structural Collapse

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)


Six ARFF Vehicles

Four HazMat Trucks

Three USAR Tractor Trailers

Two Heavy Rescues

Two Dive Boats

Two Structural Collapse Tractor-Trailers

One Fire Boat

One Mobile Operations Center

One Mobile Command Post

Multiple Special-Purpose Vehicles