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Fire Rescue Department

The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department (KFRD) provides fire protection, hazardous condition mitigation, emergency medical response and rescue services to the people who live, work and visit in our community. KFRD is divided into three divisions, Fire Administration, Fire Operations and Fire Prevention that work together to protect a growing part of the Piedmont Triad.  Our department is made up of dedicated professionals who provide emergency service 24 hours a day, every day. Whether a house fire or a heart attack, a car crash or a strange smell, KFRD crews are ready to respond to emergencies from any of the four fire stations strategically located throughout the town. Stations are situated in the community to help us achieve our goal of responding to emergencies in four minutes or less. In addition, we offer a wide variety of fire prevention services that range from fire education programs to fire code compliance inspections. 

Some of the services KFRD provides to the Town include:

  • Response to emergencies involving fires, medical or rescue needs and hazardous conditions
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Investigations to determine fire cause and origin
  • Safety education programs for schools, churches, civic groups and businesses
  • Child safety seat installation/inspections

Our team consists of 69 men and women who are committed to providing exceptional service to Kernersville’s citizens and visitors. All KFRD uniformed personnel are certified by the State of North Carolina as Level II Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Most of our employees have received advanced or specialty certifications that increase the level of service we offer to the community. Our efforts to provide the best possible emergency service to our citizens have resulted in the Insurance Service Office (ISO) assigning the department a Public Protection Class 4 rating. ISO ratings may be used to determine property insurance premiums for businesses and residents.

The mission of the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department is to provide quality service and prevent harm to the community we proudly serve. We are committed to meeting that mission with integrity, bravery and compassion. If you have questions or comments about our services, please let us know.

Fire Chief - Terry Crouse
Deputy Fire Chief - Ken Anderson

316 West Bodenhamer Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 996-4885


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