Mount Holly

Reach Us (704) 827-3931

The City of Mount Holly
400 E. Central Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Mount Holly Fire Department

Fire Department

Services Provided
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention
Service Area

City of Mount Holly - 11 square miles, 14,000 citizens

Emergency Activity

Mount Holly staff averages approximately 2,000 fire and medical calls annually.


The fire department currently has 19 paid employees and 17 volunteers. 15 employees make up three shifts, which provide staffing of the department 24 hours a day.

Facilities & Apparatus

Station 33 - 1201 South Main Street

Engine 33
, Engine 331

Station 34 - 433 Killian Avenue
Engine 34, Ladder 34
, Utility 34, Boat 34
, Ski 1&2, Rescue 34

Station 35 - 
Under Construction 

General Information

Mount Holly Fire & Rescue is staffed by 19 career firefighters and EMTs. All suppression personnel have a varying level of EMS skills. This capability improves patient care and guarantees quick response and life saving treatment from the fire department personnel until EMS transport units arrival on scene.

Department training programs include: fire suppression, fire prevention, EMS skills, water rescue, hazardous materials, confined space, rope rescue, bio-terrorism, community relations, apparatus driver training and inter-agency training with our neighboring fire districts and departments.


A Message Fire Chief Ryan S. Baker

As Fire Chief of the Mount Holly Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our intention is to provide you with information about the services that we provide to our community.

We are honored to provide emergency services to the City of Mount Holly and the surrounding areas. Currently we have a sworn staff of 19 full-time firefighters, 18 volunteer firefighters operating out of two staffed fire stations and we are in the preconstruction phase of building station three. The Mount Holly Fire Department is a diverse group of dedicated professionals that are here to serve the community twenty four hours a day. We never close.

Providing these services is an ever growing challenge. You will see on our Incident Statistics Tab, a significant amount of our call volume centers around emergency medical services. Because EMS is such a significant percentage of our work, all of our firefighters are certified as Emergency Medical Technician by the State of North Carolina. This allows us to provide rapid medical care by arriving quickly to begin treatment.

We believe we can always improve on our ability to serve the public by evaluating new equipment and initiatives in the field of emergency services. Our firefighters are constantly striving to provide the highest level of service to our residents.

Our employees are the ambassadors of the department and focus on providing service that is backed up but many hours of training. firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians continually participate in programs of higher education from across the country to better serve you. Whether it is fire, medical, or rescue related, we accept the challenge of providing the highest level of service to our communities.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit our web site.

Ryan S. Baker
Fire Chief

Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

The Deputy Chief provides overall supervision and support of the department's fire fighters and EMTs. The position also supervises a Training Officer, who assists the Deputy Chief in accomplishing the department's training goals. The Deputy Chief is the second in command at the department and assumes the fire chief's duties when the chief is absent.

Fire Captains/Safety Officer

Currently there are three Captains assigned to 24 hour shift duty and one Captain assigned as the department's Safety Officer. Shift Captain's primary responsibilities include: supervising their crews consisting of firefighters, responding to all incidents as dispatched, training, company fire prevention, community relations, and facility and apparatus maintenance.

Additionally all Captains are assigned additional duties that include: developing training guidelines, small equipment maintenance, uniforms and protective equipment ordering, annual hose testing, pre-fire planning, managing supplies, communications, information technologies, preparing specs for new apparatus and equipment, preparing staff reports and other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief or Fire Chief.

  • Ryan Baker

    Fire Chief

    Phone: (704) 822-2927
    Fax: (704) 822-1234

Latest News

Mount Holly Fire Department Celebrates 101 Years of Service

The Mount Holly Fire Department recently found out the it has been serving the citizens of Mount Holly for over 101 years. The Mount Holly Fire Department will celebrate this anniversary at an open house to be held at the Headquarters Station located at 433 Killian Avenue on October 10th from 10am-4pm.   Full Story ››

Fall leaf season is not the time to burn

Leaf burning is not allowed in Mount Holly. Leaf burning is allowed in unincorporated areas of Gaston County. Open burning of any kind is only allowed when the following criteria are met:   Full Story ››

Dept. Contact Info

Emergencies dial 911

Station and Offices
433 Killian Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 406
Mount Holly, NC 28120




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MHFR's Mission Statement

To provide the highest level of life and property safety through the existence of:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Control
  • Rescue Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Education Services
  • And Other Emergency or Non-Emergency Services