Quick Facts

The Concord Fire Department provides emergency services to more than 80,000 residents and visitors occupying each day operating:

  • 193 Total Personnel
  • 188 total Sworn Personnel
  • 3 Non-Sworn Personnel
  • 59 Personnel assigned to each shift with minimum staffing of 50
  •  2 Battalion Chiefs assigned to each shift
  • 1 Shift Safety Officer to each shift
  • 85 Certified Hazardous Materials Technicians
  • 14 Certified ARFF Personnel
  • 40 Certified Technical Rescuers
  • 10 Fire Stations strategically located throughout the city in two battalions
  • 9 Engine Companies
  • 3 Ladder Companies
  • 1 Rescue Company
  • 1 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Unit
  • 1 Hazardous Material Unit
  • 1 Hazardous Material Decontamination Unit
  • 1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Unit
  • 1 Urban Search and Rescue Support Unit
  • 1 Fire Investigation Unit
  • 3 Brush Trucks
  • 1 Foam Trailer
  • 1 Air/Light Unit
  • 1 Mobile Generator/Light Tower
  • 1 Mobile Command Unit
  • 1 Fire Safety House

ISO Rating Classification

We are an ISO Class 1 Department with 203 total personnel, 193 sworn personnel, and 11 Fire stations. We serve 87,696 residents in a 61.354 sq. mile area. The Class 1 insurance rating for the City of Concord is determined by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshal’s Public Protection Rating Program. This program is based on the principle provider of insurance underwriting, rating and statistical information to the insurance industry in the United States (Insurance Services Office –ISO). One of the key information elements that insurers use in the underwriting and rating process for property insurance policies is ISO's classification of a jurisdiction's fire protection delivery system. Information regarding the fire department, water supply, fire alarm system, and fire protection area boundaries are critical to insurers providing insurance coverage to citizens of a community.

Agency Accreditation

The City of Concord is currently pursuing National Accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. This process examines all facets of the department’s operation based on national standards and industry best practices. This process is another way to ensure that the department is providing the best possible service to the shareholders, customers, and visitors to the city.