Today Nags Head Fire and Rescue has become a combination department with 27 career staff members and roughly 10 volunteers. The Department operates from a headquarters station, Station 16, located at 5314 South Croatan Highway and Station 21 located at 8806 South Old Oregon Inlet Road in South Nags Head. Both departments together serve a year round population of about 3000 that grows to over 45,000 during the summer months.
Nags Head Fire and Rescue performs other duties that include, but are not limited to, routine fire code inspections of all businesses within the town; fire cause investigations; fire prevention education. Nags Head Fire and Rescue operates within an "Enhanced 911 System" through Dare County Central Communications, located in Manteo, North Carolina.