The fire department covers a fire district that is 32.64 square miles and features 36 linear miles of shoreline on Lake Norman. The population of the fire district is now over 13,500 people. This is converts to around 425 people per square mile. Currently, the Denver Volunteer Fire Department employs 25 full-time, 20 part-time and 14 volunteer firefighters and EMTs.

The fire departments main station is located on North Highway 16 and the fire department also has two strategically placed substations within the fire district. The fire department also stages its fire boat on Webbs Chapel Church Road, for lake related responses.

The fire department responds to over 1,200 emergency calls per year and the amount of calls are not slowing down from year to year. With property values in the district ringing in at over $2.4 billion, the signs of growth are not slowing down either. There are several large neighborhoods either under construction or currently approved to begin.

The fire department’s eight (8) member board of directors and fire departments management staff continues to watch the growth and elevating emergency calls to ensure that the fire department stays proactive and not reactive. It is the goal of the department to continue to meet the growing needs of the district and continue to provide prompt, professional service to all.

The fire department’s apparatus fleet of 4 Fire Engines, 1 Tower Ladder, 1 Heavy Rescue, 3 Support Trucks, 1 Brush Truck and 1 28ft 1,500gpm Fire Boat and other support vehicles are used daily to help protect the citizens within the fire district.

Please stop by to visit the fire department and meet the staff that is here to protect you!