Volunteer Fire Staff

While the Town employs a full-time fire and rescue career staff, there is still a crucial need for volunteer personnel. The Nags Head Fire Department relies on the important contributions of our volunteer staff to provide emergency response and public education to our community. The work is rewarding - you can see firsthand your accomplishments, and our citizens and visitors are grateful for your help.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass a medical exam including a drug test
  • Must pass a background investigation


  • Town-provided personal protective equipment (PPE) and uniforms
  • All training is provided at no cost to the member
  • Opportunity to attend the Fire Academy to become a certified firefighter
  • Sense of satisfaction serving your community
  • Incentive pay based on certification level
  • Supplemental Retirement Program through North Carolina Firemen's and Rescue Squad Pension Fund
  • Supplemental cancer policy

Additional Information

Contact Jackie Hart at Nags Head Fire Rescue, 252-441-5909, or via email for an application or download, print, and fill out the application and return it to Fire and Rescue Headquarters at 5314 S. Croatan Highway.

Application Documents