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 
  • 2 Brush Trucks
  • 1 Light Rescue 
  • 1 High Clearance Vehicle 


Other Responsibilities 

  • Community Fire Education 
  • Hydrant Maintenance 
  • Occupancy Pre-Fire Plans 
  • Fire Inspections 
  • 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


Land Use Meeting


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