Fire Department


Station 14

1634 N. Croatan Highway

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Office Inquiries 252-480-4060

Non-emergency: 252-473-3444

For immediate assistance during a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Fire Truck Group



The Fire Department protects the lives and property of citizens and visitors from fire damage and injury. The career and volunteer, and support personnel are responsible for fire prevention, suppression, investigations, emergency medical assistance, disaster control, and hazardous material responses and rescue. 

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  1. Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms to provide a minimum level of protection. For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound. Make sure everyone in your home knows the sound and understands the warning of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
 
Testing Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms should be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working well. The instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.
  • Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away. 
  • Smoke alarms with any other type of battery need a new battery at least once a year. If that alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

When replacing a battery, follow manufacturer’s list of batteries on the back of the alarm or manufacturer’s instructions. Manufacturer’s instructions are specific to the batteries (brand and model) that must be used. The smoke alarm may not work properly if a different kind of battery is used.

  1. Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Safety
  1. Home Safety
  1. Home Address Signs - Can We Find You?
  1. Falls Prevention
  1. Child Passanger Safety
  1. KDH Town Code Chapter 95:  Fire Prevention and Protection

Frequently Asked Questions/Answers

How do I obtain a burning permit? There is NO open burning allowed in the Town of Kill Devil Hills; therefore, permits are not available. 
Can I have a bonfire on the beach? No. They are considered open burning. 
Can I cook out on the beach? Yes. Cooking is not classified as open burning. You must use a grill or some other method that completely encloses the fire, and you must remove all debris and ashes from the beach when you're finished. 
Can I shoot fireworks? Fireworks that leave the ground and have a bang are ILLEGAL in NC. Leave the fireworks it to the professionals and make plans to watch the Town's annual 4th of July fireworks show.
What about sky lanterns? All aerial luminary devices are prohibited. 
Firefighter with child exploring the truck

Community Programs

We are always glad to teach our residents, visitors, and their children about fire prevention and protection services in Kill Devil Hills. Call or email the Fire Marshal to make arrangements, 252-480-4060, extension 5227; or johnr@kdhnc.com (Email the Fire Marshal).

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, which is in October, The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department hosts an open house event. The public is invited to tour the station, check out a ladder truck, visit with the duty crew, and pick up fire prevention materials. There is also fun and games!

In need of safety material? Contact the Fire Marshal and he will be glad to provide valuable safety resources. 

Fire Prevention Tips

Volunteer Firefighters

Interested in doing something rewarding for our community? You can volunteer to be a firefighter, fire support, or a civilian duty volunteer.

Give our Fire Department a call today, 252-480-4060 to begin the process!

The minimum age to volunteer is 18 and other restrictions and qualifications for various positions may apply. Training, uniforms, and everything else you will need is provided! 

Come join us! You can volunteer to be a firefighter, fire support, or a civilian duty volunteer.

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