An important part of the Mission of the Huntersville Fire Department is fire prevention through public education. HFD is committed to providing the highest level of service and professionalism to the residents and visitors of Huntersville and to ensure their safety by providing select services geared towards fire prevention education and awareness.
Each year HFD and the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office make visits to the primary and secondary schools within town to provide this education and awareness. During the summer HFD assists the Fire Marshal’s Office and the Huntersville Police Department with the annual Safety Town program for 3 weeks in July. With our rapidly growing community, coupled with our increasing call volume, daily responsibilities; HFD cannot accommodate every request for a fire prevention visit. Below is an outline of the services we provide as well as the process for requesting these services.
HUNTERSVILLE FIRE TRUCK VISIT
Fire trucks are exciting, especially to young children; but they are more than an amusing toy to climb on or a photo backdrop. The Huntersville Fire Department utilizes its on-duty personnel and fire trucks, as a reminder and training tool that practicing safe habits, applying simple fire prevention techniques and fire awareness can prevent injuries and fires from occurring in the community. For this very reason, for budgetary and staffing constraints, the Huntersville Fire Department shall only provide fire truck visits to public, primary schools at grades three and higher.
- Trucks are not available for birthday parties, grand openings, sidewalk sales or to support for-profit businesses and events.
- Due to safety issues, you must have ample space for a Fire Truck to safely park outdoors and leave quickly in the event of an emergency call.
We invite / encourage preschools and or daycare facilities to consider visiting us at one of the fire stations where the environment is more controlled and comfortable. Coordinating a station visit and tour is outlined further below.
Disclaimer: Please note we make every effort to fulfill your request. Program, Firefighter and truck appearances are limited to within the city limits of Huntersville only. HFD reserves the right to decline or cease program participation at any time. Depending upon availability, safety materials may be distributed by the responding Firefighters. Firefighters may have to leave and/or cease the program at any time in the event of an emergency.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES / EVENTS
As mentioned previously and due to our heavy call volume - we do not participate in Birthday parties, nor do we allow parties or events at our fire stations. HOWEVER, there is another option! A local, firefighter owned, business supports events like this and they have an old retired fire truck that they use. It's called the 'Amazi'N Blazi'N Fire Truck' and you can hire them for events - they even make house calls! Check out their Facebook Page.
Disclaimer: Please note we make every effort to fulfill your request. Program, firefighter and truck appearances are limited to within the town limits of Huntersville only. HFD reserves the right to decline or cease the program program participation at any time. Depending upon availability, safety materials may be distributed by the Firefighters giving the tour. Firefighters may have to leave and/or cease the program at anytime in the event of an emergency.
FIRE STATION VISITS
The Town of Huntersville is fortunate to have four fire stations protecting our Town. Each of these stations is staffed with personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with paid duty crews. Guests are welcome at any time during day light hours; however, it's preferred that if you're bringing a group (more than five people) that you plan ahead ahead at least three weeks in advance (30 to 45 days is preferred) to arrange/reserve a time for your visit. Please send an e-mail request to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request, Your request will then be forwarded to the Chief Officers for quick approval.
Fire Prevention, Education is a big component of a fire station visit. Expect the crew to show and explain the various fire trucks kept at that particular fire station as well as the equipment and tools within. They will also teach children and adults basic fire safety tips such as the importance of smoke detectors, the proper use of 911, the importance of having and practicing a fire escape plan, what to do in the event of a fire or emergency and many other safety tips. They will also give a brief tour of the station facilities. Visitors are requested to provide an appropriate adult to child ratio to ensure proper span of control. Visitors are reminded that the station is a working, functional fire station and that crews may need to cease the visit at any time to respond to an emergency call.
Disclaimer: Please note we make every effort to fulfill your request. HFD reserves the right to decline or cease program participation at any time. Depending upon availability, safety materials may be distributed by the Firefighters giving the tour. Firefighters may have to leave and/or cease the program at anytime in the event of an emergency.
HUNTERSVILLE FIRE STATIONS
Station 1: 110 S Old Statesville Road, Huntersville NC, 28078
- Station Telephone: 704-875-3563
Station 2: 15600 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville NC, 28078
- Station Telephone: 704-875-6266
Station 3: 13423 Eastfield Road, Huntersville NC, 28078
- Station Telephone: 704-464-5315
Station 4: 8826 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville NC, 28078
- Station Telephone: Station still under construction - expected opening is March of 2018
CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSTALLS / INSPECTIONS
The Huntersville Fire Department DOES NOT inspect nor install car seats. However, our Police Department (the Huntersville Police Department) does, twice a month at one of our fire stations. They offer a morning session and an evening session each month. Please check our EVENT CALENDAR for the next session and location. Additionally, here’s a link that can help answer questions and provide additional details on inspections within the County.
CharMeck Safe Kids FREE Child Safety Seat Check Calendar: http://www.safekidscharmeck.org/calendar/