The Gastonia Fire Department is a highly trained municipality fire department that is proud to serve the citizens of Gastonia, North Carolina. "The mission of the Gastonia Fire Department is to save lives and property and to proudly serve the citizens and visitors of the City of Gastonia." This is accomplished through training, dedication, and a commitment to service.
In 2013 our department ran 9,339 calls. We strive to meet the benchmark set by the Center for Fire Accreditation International which recommends that a department respond to 90% of fire calls within 7 minutes and 20 seconds or less. The Gastonia Fire Department currently responds to all fire calls within 7 minutes, 90% of the time.
Fire Chief - Phil Welch
Deputy Chief - Mark Rutherford
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