Concord Fire Department


CarolinaFireJournal -

05/12/2016 -

Department Name: Concord Fire Department

Address: 100 Warren C Coleman Blvd, Concord NC, 28027

Web site: http://www.concordnc.gov/Fire

Phone: 704-920-5516

County: Cabarrus — North Carolina

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Chief Ray Allen

Type Department: Paid

Structure: Career

ISO: Class 2

Number of Stations: 11

Number of Apparatus:

Pumpers: 9 Aerials: 3 Specialty: 2

If you provide EMS, what type? BLS, ALS, FR

Specialty Operations: Haz-Mat, Decon, USAR, Confined Space, Trench, High Angle, Heavy Rescue

Annual Budget: $17,422,071

Area Covered Square miles: 66.02

Population: 85,428

Total Runs: Fire: 5,471 EMS: 4,834

Chief: Ray Allen

Chief Officers:

Deputy Chief of Administration, Todd Eury; Deputy Chief of Operations, Jake Williams; Division Chief of Training, Mark Brown; Division Chief of Fire Prevention, Adam Ryerson; Battalion Chief - A-Shift: Battalion 1, Mike Carter; Battalion Chief - B-Shift: Battalion 1, Keith Fitch; Battalion Chief - C-Shift: Battalion 1,Chris Price; Battalion Chief - A-Shift: Battalion 2, Chad Sherrill; Battalion Chief - B-Shift: Battalion 2, Thomas Knox; Battalion Chief - C-Shift: Battalion 2, Mark Goodman

Other Officers: Captains: 42 Lieutenants: 39

Number of Members: Paid: 194 Volunteer: 0

Community Outreach:

  1. Adopt a Highway Cleanup Program
  2. Christmas for Needy Families
  3. Citizens Emergency Response Teams Training
  4. Citizen Corp Council
  5. Community Birthday Parties and Other Events for Youth
  6. Community Church Festival(s)
  7. Blood Pressure Checks
  8. Cabarrus County Fair
  9. Community Liaisons
  10. Critical Incident Stress Management
  11. Fire Code Consultations
  12. Habitat for Humanity
  13. Community Birthday Parties/Other Events for Youth
  14. Juvenile Diabetes
  15. March of Dimes Walk
  16. Safety Programs for City Schools (i.e. station tours)
  17. School Mentoring Program
  18. Smoke Detector Program
  19. United Way Campaign
  20. Car Seat Installations and Inspections

Top Two concerns in your community: Meeting the service demands of growth and cost of healthcare

What upgrades will you make in your department this year?

Addition of six New Aircraft Firefighter Positions to improve fire protection at Concord Regional Airport as part of an indexing change. A new ladder truck to replace the current ladder #11.

What special hazards or unique businesses in your community? Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills Mall

What problems in your department that you would like feedback from others? How to improve diversity within the department?

List anything else you are proud of and would like the readers to know about, are you doing anything special in Recruitment, Retention or anything unique other departments could benefit from.

Concord, Harrisburg, Salisbury, and Albemarle have agreed to engage in a joint applicant testing and recruitment process.

Concord Fire created a firefighter cancer awareness video that focuses on small cultural changes that will reduce exposure to carcinogens.

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