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Fire Department

Serviced Provided:

  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire education
  • Emergency medical services

Our Mission

Since 1914, the Mount Holly Fire Department provides the highest level of life and property protection. This is achieved through excellent and compassionate service with pride, honor, and integrity." 

Vision Statement

"To protect the quality of life for present and future generations through interaction with our community by giving compassionate service in an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professionalism, and diversity." 


City of Mount Holly - 11 square miles, 15,000 citizens


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


The fire department currently has 25 paid employees. Twenty-one employees make up three shifts, which provide staffing of the department 24 hours a day. 


Station 35 - 13455 Lucia Riverbend Highway
Engine 33
Station 35 - Lucia Riverbend Hwy 1  Station 35 - Lucia Riverbend Hwy 2

Station 34 - 433 Killian Avenue
Engine 34, Ladder 34, Boat 34, Engine 331, Rescue 34
Station 34 Killian Ave 1 Station 34 Killian Ave 2

Station 33 – 1201 South Main Street
Engine 35, Ski 1&2, Utility 35, and GEMS QRV
Station 33 - Catawba Heights 1


Mount Holly Fire Department is staffed by 25 career firefighters and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technician). All staff has a varying level of EMS skills. This capability improves patient care and guarantees a quick response and lifesaving treatment from the fire department personnel until EMS transport unit's 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.


As Fire Chief of the Mount Holly Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our intention is to provide you with information about the services that we provide to our community.

We are honored to provide emergency services to the City of Mount Holly and the surrounding areas. Currently, we have a sworn staff of 25 full-time firefighters operating out of three staffed fire stations. The Mount Holly Fire Department is a diverse group of dedicated professionals who are here to serve the community twenty-four hours a day.

Providing these services is an ever-growing challenge. A significant amount of our call volume centers around emergency medical services. Because EMS is such a significant percentage of our work, all of our firefighters are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians by the State of North Carolina. This allows us to provide rapid medical care by arriving quickly to begin treatment.

We believe we can always improve on our ability to serve the public by evaluating new equipment and initiatives in our field. Our firefighters are constantly striving to provide the highest level of service to our residents.

Our employees are the ambassadors of the department and focus on providing service that is backed up but many hours of training. Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians continually participate in programs of higher education from across the country to better serve you. Whether it is fire, medical, or rescue related, we accept the challenge of providing the highest level of service to our community.
Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit our website.

Chief Ryan S. Baker
Fire Chief


The Deputy Chief provides overall supervision and support of the department's firefighters 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.


Currently, there are three Captains assigned to 24-hour shift duty and one Captain assigned as the department's Safety Officer. A 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.