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Town of Wake Forest: An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Wake Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive benefits and salaries. Selections for employment will be made on the basis of applicants' qualifications for the job. All employees will be treated equitably in regard to compensation, training, and promotional opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Persons with disabilities will be given equal consideration in all matters involving employment to the extent their disabilities do not prevent them from performing the essential functions of their position. The Town of Wake Forest will reasonably accommodate any employee to the degree it does not compromise their safety and health or the safety and health of others.

Wake Forest Fire Department Mission

We are committed to providing fire prevention education, fire suppression, medical services, and other emergencies and non-emergency activities to the surrounding community, visitors, and residents of the Town of Wake Forest. We accomplish this mission through education, training, and dedication to the protection of our membership and citizens.

A Career with Wake Forest Fire: The Best Job In The World

The Wake Forest Fire Department currently employs over seventy full-time 24-hour career staff at four different stations and six different companies: Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, and Ladders 1 and 2.

We also employ nine part-time employees that staff Engine 5 during weekdays. We protect the Town of Wake Forest and a surrounding 40 square-mile area which includes Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. We answer over 5,563 emergencies every year consisting of fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and a variety of others. Our entire career staff is NC FF level 1 and 2 certified, Hazardous Materials Operations level, and EMT certified.

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Make a Difference, Become a Volunteer!

The Wake Forest Fire Department is a combination department which means it relies on both career and volunteer staff to operate. Just because a volunteer doesn't earn a paycheck doesn't mean we require any less commitment for professionalism from volunteers than from career personnel. Volunteers are not just "window dressing" - they're an integral part of our community protection program, and we're looking for serious, dedicated men and women qualified to join our team.

From fighting fires, providing medical aid, assisting at emergency scenes, educating the public about fire safety, or providing administrative support, there are many ways for you to make a difference as part of our organization.

We do demand a commitment from you. The emergency services is a serious business requiring serious obligation. We'll be glad to show you what we do and suggest how you could help. But if you're not sure you can commit the time and energy necessary to succeed, please find another way to fill your time.

If you do feel qualified to meet the challenge, we welcome you, and encourage you to join us. Help us continue to fight the battle against fire and keep the Wake Forest community safe.

Volunteers Needed!!

Wake Forest Fire Department is seeking dedicated volunteers to join our family. There is no living distance requirements but volunteers MUST be willing to commit 24 hours of duty crew per month! We are looking for both certified and non-certified volunteers to join. If interested, please complete the application linked below to begin your path to being a volunteer with the Wake Forest Fire Department.

Volunteer Application



Our Explorer program provides an opportunity to encourage, educate, and guide youth between the ages of 14-21 towards success in the fire service. The Explorers gain knowledge by participating and assisting staff both on and off of the emergency scene.  The Explorer is required to obtain the permission of both their family and school. They must also maintain passing grades and are required to present their report card each quarter. 

If interested, please complete the application to begin your path to being an Explorer with the Wake Forest Fire Department.  

Explorer Application


Fire Station #1
420 Elm Ave.
Wake Forest, NC 27587