Courtney Wade

Fire & EMS
Title: Fire & EMS Chief
Phone: 252-726-5040

Chief Wade began as a volunteer firefighter in 1995, joined the Morehead City Fire Department as a career Firefighter in 1999. Chief Wade was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006, Shift Captain in 2007, Battalion Chief in 2019, Deputy Chief in 2021 and promoted to Fire Chief in 2022. Chief Wade holds an A.A.S. in Fire Protection Technology from Coastal Carolina Community College. Chief Wade is also a graduate of the Chief Officers Executive Development Program from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017.

Certificates Include:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Driver Operator Pumps/Aerial
  • EMT-B
  • Fire Life Safety Educator II
  • Haz-Mat Instructor I
  • LP Gas Live Burn Instructor
  • NFA LODD Instructor
  • NFA STICO Instructor
  • North Carolina Fire Inspector I
  • North Carolina Fire Instructor II
  • North Carolina Fire Officer I
  • Rescue Technician
  • Shipboard Firefighting Instructor
  • United States Coast Guard Master Licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer

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