Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention is a very important part of our Fire Department; each year we conduct classes, tours, and lectures to over a 1,000 children and adults. The Fire Marshal coordinates all fire prevention and public education activities with shift Captains. Students are taught the proper procedures for home escape planning, dialing 911, fire and injury prevention and many other safety applications. We offer fire extinguisher training to businesses and organizations in our response area. The only cost is to recharge the fire extinguishers used during the training.

For more information contact Morehead City Fire Marshal, Dykeman Baily, at 726-5040, ext. 4, or you may email the Fire Marshal.

In fall of 2022, the Big Rock Foundation gave a $12,000 grant to Morehead City Fire & EMS, which has been utilized for a full-size inflatable fire safety house, as a great educational resource for the fire prevention team year-round. The Big Rock Foundation donated $1 million to local charities and organizations for the second year in a row. 

“The Morehead City Fire & EMS Department has a motto of 'Community Before Self,'" said Chief Courtney Wade. "With the generous and humbled  support from the Big Rock Foundation, we are able to help educate kids throughout our community and teach them the importance of fire safety. The inflatable Fire Safety House is another tool and great resource for doing just that. Again, thank you Big Rock for what you do and your continued support in and around our City, county and state.”

A group of children flanked by two firefighters stand in front of an inflatable fire safety house

A blue and white logo of a blur marlin in a square, with "Big Rock Foundation" listed undernea