Fire Department


The Davidson Fire Department is a combination full-time/part-time agency that is responsible for fire protection, rescue services, and emergency medical first response in the Davidson-North Star Fire District and surrounding areas of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The North Star area is outside town limits, in our extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).


Our mission is to protect the lives and property of the citizens in the Town of Davidson and the North Star Fire District.

To this end, we provide the following services:
  • Education, fire prevention, and fire suppression
  • Emergency medical response
  • Rescue
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Marine rescue

Fire Department Response

Members on duty staff two fire companies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each company is fully staffed with qualified firefighters and emergency medical technicians. First responders are certified North Carolina Emergency Medical Technicians. Our firefighters have taken extensive fire fighter training based on guidelines from the NC Department of Insurance and the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and have also received additional training in rescue procedures and techniques.

Davidson and surrounding communities work together with automatic and mutual aid agreements.

2017-06-16 WS DFD chart

Community Connect

Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform which allows Davidson homeowners to share critical information about their household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to their residence. By providing important information about your household that will be helpful at the time of an emergency, the Davidson Fire Department can ensure that you and everything you care about is protected to the best of the department's ability.

For more information, including how to get signed up, click here.

Fire Department Tours

Submit a request for a tour of the Davidson Fire Department or watch a virtual tour here.

The Insurance Service Office (ISO) reviews the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. As a result of the town's most recent inspection in 2020, the fire department earned a Class 2 rating within the incorporated city limits and a Class 4 rating for anywhere in the ETJ within five miles of a fire station (which our calculations show includes all current structures). The Class 2 rating places the Davidson Fire Department in the top three percent of all fire departments statewide, a particularly significant achievement for a small department.

Annual Report