Mount Holly, NC

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The City of Mount Holly, NC
400 E. Central Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Mount Holly Fire Department

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Fire & Rescue

Services Provided
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
Service Area

City of Mount Holly - 11 square miles, 14,000 citizens

Emergency Activity

Mount Holly staff averages approximately 2,000 fire and medical calls annually.


The fire department currently has 19 paid employees and 17 volunteers. 15 employees make up three shifts, which provide staffing of the department 24 hours a day.

Facilities & Apparatus

Station 33 - 1201 South Main Street

Engine 33
, Engine 331

Station 34 - 433 Killian Avenue
Engine 34, Ladder 34
, Utility 34, Boat 34
, Ski 1&2, Rescue 34

Station 35 - 
Under Construction 

General Information

Mount Holly Fire & Rescue is staffed by 19 career firefighters and EMTs. All suppression personnel have a varying level of EMS skills. This capability improves patient care and guarantees quick response and life saving treatment from the fire department personnel until EMS transport units arrival on scene.

Department training programs include: fire suppression, fire prevention, EMS skills, water rescue, hazardous materials, confined space, rope rescue, bio-terrorism, community relations, apparatus driver training and inter-agency training with our neighboring fire districts and departments.


Fire Chief

Ryan Baker was hired as the Fire Chief of the Mount Holly Fire Rescue Department in March of 2015. The Fire Chief is responsible for managing all aspects of department operations. Duties include: budget preparation, representing the department at council meetings, establishing policies and procedures, training guidelines, personnel issues, long range planning, attending county chief meetings, and workshop meetings and other duties as assigned by the City Administrator.

Chief Baker was born and raised in North Carolina. He started in the fire service in 1997 as a volunteer fire fighter in his hometown of Cornelius. He became a fulltime employee and has spent most of his career with the City of Mount Holly. In 2011 he was promoted to the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations. In 2015 he was promoted as the Fire Chief of Mount Holly Fire Rescue Department.

In his spare time, Ryan is active in his church, and he resides with his wife and their children in Mount Holly.

Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

The Deputy Chief provides overall supervision and support of the department's fire fighters and EMTs. The position also supervises a Training Officer, who assists the Deputy Chief in accomplishing the department's training goals. The Deputy Chief is the second in command at the department and assumes the fire chief's duties when the chief is absent.

Fire Captains/Safety Officer

Currently there are three Captains assigned to 24 hour shift duty and one Captain assigned as the department's Safety Officer. Shift Captain's primary responsibilities include: supervising their crews consisting of firefighters, responding to all incidents as dispatched, training, company fire prevention, community relations, and facility and apparatus maintenance.

Additionally all Captains are assigned additional duties that include: developing training guidelines, small equipment maintenance, uniforms and protective equipment ordering, annual hose testing, pre-fire planning, managing supplies, communications, information technologies, preparing specs for new apparatus and equipment, preparing staff reports and other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief or Fire Chief.

Latest News

Fall leaf season is not the time to burn

Leaf burning is not allowed in Mount Holly. Leaf burning is allowed in unincorporated areas of Gaston County. Open burning of any kind is only allowed when the following criteria are met:   Full Story ››

Dept. Contact Info

Emergencies dial 911

Station and Offices
433 Killian Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 406
Mount Holly, NC 28120




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MHFR's Mission Statement

To provide the highest level of life and property safety through the existence of:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Control
  • Rescue Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Education Services
  • And Other Emergency or Non-Emergency Services

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