Fire Department

Fire Department

Services Provided

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

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

Emergency Activity

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


The fire department currently has 25 paid employees. 21 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

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

Station 35 – 13455 Lucia Riverbend Highway
Engine 35, Ski 1&2, Utility 35, and GEMS QRV

General Information

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 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.


A Message Fire Chief Ryan S. Baker

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

Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

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.

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. 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.

Our Mission Statement

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." 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Mount Holly Fire and Rescue come out and inspect, check or install a smoke detector for me?

Mount Holly Fire & Rescue will come out to your residence if you live in the Mount Holly City limits and check your existing smoke detector, replace the battery (if applicable), install a new smoke detector or assist you with installing a new one.

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Will Mount Holly Fire and Rescue give me a free carseat?

We participate with North Carolina Safekids Coalition. The program set forth does not "give away" free carseats however if you meet a certain criteria, we can provide you with a seat for a donation to the North Carolina Safekids Coalition of $10.00.

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Will Mount Holly Fire and Rescue give me a free smoke detector?

Mount Holly Fire & Rescue will supply you with a new smoke detector if you meet the criteria set forth by the Gaston County Fire Marshall's office within the smoke detector program. The smoke detectors are supplied to us by the Gaston County Fire Marshall's Office through a program especially for smoke detectors.

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Will Mount Holly Fire and Rescue install or inspect my child's restraint system?

A Child Restraint System, commonly called a carseat, can be checked or installed by trained personnel at Mount Holly Fire & Rescue HQ's station at 433 Killian Ave. This can be done Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you need a seat checked and cannot come by during the week, call during the week and one of our certified personnel will set up a time to meet you here after 5 or on the weekend. The number to call is 704-822-2927.

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How do I know if I meet the criteria for a free smoke detector?

Call the Gaston County Fire Marshall's Office at 704-866-3355 and advise them you need a smoke detector and they will ask you a series of questions. Once that is completed, the Fire Marshall's Office will forward the information to us and we will come out and install your detector.

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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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