Atkinson Fire Department

Our Mission

With focus on the community, Atkinson Fire Department strives to protect life and property through fire prevention, education and emregency response. 




Atkinson Fire Department was founded in 1964. It serves the Town of Atkinson, 130 square miles of Pender County and 2 square miles of Bladen County. Atkinson Fire Department has recently reduced its insurance rating with the NCDOI to a class 6. Atkinson Fire Department operates out of one station located at: 


110 N 1st Ave 

Atkinson NC 28421



Atkinson Fire Department is staffed from 8-5 on Mondays through Fridays with a pool of 8 part time firefighters but relies heavily on volunteers in the area to handle calls not during those times. Also vounteers are needed during the day time hours to bring other equipment to scenes that cannot be carried on the first out truck and provide additional manpower.  



  • 3 Engines 
  • 1 Tanker
  • 1 Service 
  • 3 Brush Trucks


Other Responsibilities 

  • Community Fire Education 
  • Hydrant Maintenance 
  • Occupancy Pre-Fire Plans 
  • Equipment Maintenance 
  • Training 
  • Fundraising
  • Smoke Detector Instalations and Inspections


Important Events

  • Biannual BBQ 
    • Third weekend in March 
    • Third weekend in September
  • Training Meetings are every Wednesday Night at 7pm 


Quick Links 



Town of Atkinson

200 N. Town Hall Ave.

PO Box 160
Atkinson, NC 28421

Phone: 910 283-7341

Upcoming Events


June 30 │ 7 PM

Town Board Meeting to Adopt the 22-23 Budget



The Town of Atkinson request proposals for mowing the town’s street right of ways, old railroad right way, and town property from March 2022 through October 2022.

            The deadline for submitting a proposal is 12:00 p.m., Monday January 31, 2022. Proposals can be submitted to the Atkinson Town Hall located at 200 North Town Hall Ave. Atkinson NC 28421, via United States mail P.O. Box 160 Atkinson NC 28421, and by electronic mail message .

             For further information call the Town of Atkinson at 910-283-7341 during the hours of Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  And Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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