Frequently Asked Questions

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Firefighter Work Schedule
We work a 53 hour work week consisting of three rotating 24.5 hour work days.

Fire Department Call Volume
We average 23 calls per day/708 per month/8,500 per year.

Fire Department Staff-Resources
We have nine stations, nine engine companies, three ladder companies and three rescue companies.

Administration employs one fire chief, one deputy fire chief, three assistant fire chiefs, one training captain, one community risk captain and two administrative support staff.

Suppression is comprised of 213 full-time personnel. Each shift has two battalion chiefs, 15 captains, 15 engineers, 15 master firefighters and 24 firefighters.

Fire Hazard Reporting-Fire Inspection Requests
Contact the Fire Inspections Group at (919) 469-4351.

Fire Department Tours
You may schedule a tour of a fire station by contacting the Administration Office at (919) 469-4056 to be connected to a station.

Fire Insurance Class Rating
Cary is a Class 1 Fire Department.