Reidsville Fire Department
Providing the highest professional level of life and property safety through public fire education, inspection, code enforcement services and fire-incident control.
Fire Station No. 1
401 S. Scales Street
The Reidsville Fire Department operates three fire stations within the City. The headquarters, Fire Station #1, is located on South Scales Street while Fire Station #2 is at 1826 Barnes Street (336-634-3056) and Fire Station #3 is at 2800 Reid School Road (336-634-3200).
The stations and 26 fire personnel are under the supervision of Fire Chief David Bracken. Working with the Fire Chief are the Fire Marshal, Administrative Captain, and 24 shift personnel. Shift personnel work on a schedule of 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off. The three shifts (A, B, and C) include eight personnel per shift. We have 3 stations with 2 personnel at each station and a shift Battalion Chief at our main Station One.
In addition to full-time personnel, the Fire Department has “call” firefighters. These “paid volunteers" are certified firemen who only respond to calls when additional manpower is needed. At this time the City has 13 Call Firefighters.
In addition to fire-related and medical calls, the department conducts inspections as specified by the State Fire Prevention Code. Firefighters also provide fire education, including station tours, to the local schools and community groups, such as Scouts, etc.
In 2011, City firefighters responded to 1,361 medical calls and 650 fire-related calls. The average response time was less than five (5) minutes.
In addition to a rich departmental history, the Reidsville Fire Department also offers several services, such as blood pressure checks, child safety seat checks, etc. Firefighters can often be found in the schools teaching fire safety. A popular piece of their fire equipment is a fire safety trailer, which simulates smoke and serves as a teaching tool to teach young people how to safely exit a home or building.