Fire & Emergency
“Positive, Progressive, and Professional in Service”
The mission of Currituck County Fire & Emergency Medical Services is to proudly serve the County of Currituck citizens and visitors with protection of life and property through professional fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.
Currituck County Fire & Emergency Medical Services (CCFEMS):
- provides state-of-the-art, advanced life support level emergency medical services to all of Currituck County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- in Corolla and Knotts Island, they are also the primary provider of fire suppression services.
- in all other areas of the county our staff assists the Volunteer Fire Department personnel in providing fire services.
- has been designated a “Model Emergency Medical Services System” by the North Carolina State Office of Emergency Medical Services.
- is a certified and rated fire department by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Services
- Provides emergency medical services, fire suppression response, and provides assistance to the volunteer fire departments.
- Staffs 9 ambulances and 3 fire engines (The 3 staffed engines are Advanced Life Support certified) 24-hours-a-day. Emergency crews are currently stationed in:
- Powells Point
- Knotts Island
- Provides Advanced Life Support emergency medical treatment/transport, vehicle extrication
- Assist the Sheriff’s Office, Corolla Beach Rescue, and Volunteer Fire Departments with all-hazards response, including Search & Rescue, and near-shore Ocean Rescue.
- Provides medical support for any large group or special events
Currituck County Fire & Emergency Medical Services (CCFEMS) partners with Tarheel Medical Billing for all of your billing needs. For all questions about charges on a bill and insurance policies updates, call 910-694-3145. Please have the date of incident available. The CCFEMS staff will not be able to answer any billing question.
North Carolina General Statutes allows Currituck County to charge for ambulance services. Tax dollars do fund the cost of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. EMS billing also helps cover expenses for the department.
Currituck County contracts with an outside billing agency. Any billing questions can be directed to the Currituck County Fire & Emergency Medical Services administration office or to Tarheel Medical Billing at 910-694-3145.