Fire & EMS

Ladder 124 (night)Our Mission:

"The Fire & EMS Department exists to reduce injuries and death related to fires, medical emergencies and rescue situations. With a focus on safety & fire prevention education and cost effective operations, the Department demonstrates courage, pride, loyalty, persistence and professionalism."

Department Overview:

The Town of Matthews Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was established as a town department in November 2008. The department traces its roots to the Matthews-Morningstar Volunteer Fire Department (1953), Matthews Rescue & EMS (1991) and U-Meck Rescue (1971).

Matthews Fire and EMS is a combination department consisting of a career Chief, an Administrative Assistant, four career Captains, three career Lieutenants, 18 career Firefighter/EMT's, and over 70 volunteers, ranging in rank from FF/EMT through Assistant Chief. Our staffing model utilizes career & volunteer firefighter/EMT's to ensure the town is provided with the best emergency services possible.

Matthews Fire & EMS responds to approximately 3,600 calls for service each year. The department responds to neighboring cities and towns when requested as part of the county mutual aid agreement. In addition to emergency response, the department also participates in numerous public relations events. Such events include education/prevention presentations, fire station tours for school, church and other civic groups, as well as apparatus displays at various businesses during safety days.

As a combination department, we are always looking for new members.  
For more information, visit our membership page.

For applications:
View volunteer and employment opportunities within the Town of Matthews.

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