About Us

The Gastonia Fire Department is a highly trained municipality fire department that is proud to serve the approximate 80,411 citizens of Gastonia, North Carolina. The department's mission 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.

Our department employs 144 full time personnel, covers 52 square miles, and consists of 8 fire stations located throughout the city limits of Gastonia. 

Fire Chief - Phil Welch 
704.866.6806 
Welch_Phil@cityofgastonia.com

  

Deputy Chief - Brad Best
704.866.6810
Best_Brad@cityofgastonia.com

 

Assistant Chief - Matthew Young
704.869.1932
Young_Matt@cityofgastonia.com

 

  

 

 

 

 


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Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.

Contact

  704.866.6714

  181 S. South Street
Gastonia NC 28052