Cumberland Road Fire Department is committed to provide superior fire, rescue, and emergency services to the citizens of our community in a proficient, professional, and compassionate manner. We continuously promote life safety by practicing prevention, planning, education, and training.
The Cumberland Road Fire Department was established in 1955 by the citizens of the Faymont Community in order to provide fire protection for its residents and their property. Before that, their only fire protection was provided by the city of Fayetteville, but with the growth of Fayetteville at that time, it was soon discovered that they could no longer handle both the city and the county fire calls by themselves. From that discovery the Cumberland Road Fire Department was born.
Its mission was to provide the best fire protection they could provide, and today that mission remains the same with the addition of also providing medical aid to our community.
In addition to providing fire and emergency medical services to our community, we are also contracted by the City of Fayetteville to assist them in providing these services in limited areas to the citizens of Fayetteville.
We also provide mutual aid to other county fire departments, such as Pearces Mill Fire Department, Stoney Point Fire Department and Hope Mills Fire Department.
We provide this protection with some of the most up to date equipment the fire service has to offer. We have three Fire Engines, all of which carry on board up to 1,000 gallons of water and the ability to pump up to 1,500 gallons of water or extinguishing agent per minute. In addition we also have a 4x4 Brush Truck which carries on board a 250 gallon water tank and is used to fight woods fires. We have a four door International Service Truck, and a four door Emergency Medical Unit vehicle.
We have both volunteer members and a 24 hour paid staff that ensures that our mission is completed on a daily basis. All of our volunteer members and paid staff take great pride in their jobs and their accomplishments while at the fire department. We expect nothing less as we feel our community deserves our commitment.
The fire service is a demanding field, but it is also very rewarding. The firefighters that choose to volunteer or work here are much like a second family, in that they are always looking out for one another and there is a closeness between them that is not found in most jobs. We are always looking for ways to improve ourselves and the job we are doing.