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.
Cumberland Road Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation chartered in 1955. Its purpose is to provide fire protection, emergency services, and fire and life safety education to the citizens of the Cumberland Road Fire District located in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Cumberland Road Volunteer Fire Department was established by the citizens of the Faymont Community in order to provide fire protection for its residents and their property. Before that, fire protection was provided by the City of Fayetteville. With the growth of Fayetteville at that time, it was soon discovered that the City Fire Department could no longer provide fire protection to both city and county citizens.
The department’s mission was to provide the best fire protection they could provide. Today, 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.
In addition to providing fire and emergency medical services to our community, the department also provides services and assistance to the City of Fayetteville Fire Department. The department also provide automatic aid to other county fire departments, the Town of Hope Mills, Spring Lake, and Fort Bragg.
The department provides these services with some of the most up to date fire and rescue equipment the industry has to offer. Our current fleet consist of three engines, two pumper/tankers which carriers 1,000 gallons of water and the ability to pump up to 1,500 gallons of water per minute. Our third engine carriers 750 gallons of water with a pump capacity of 1,250 gallons per minute. The fleet also includes a four-wheel drive brush unit which carries 250 gallons water. This apparatus is used to fight wood/brush fires. Used for support services, rescue, and emergency medical events, the fleet includes a rescue/service apparatus, equipped with extrication equipment. We also have a smaller squad used mainly for emergency medical calls.
The department uses both volunteer members and employs a 24 hour paid staff to ensure that our mission is met and that quality services are provider. All of our volunteer members and the paid staff take great pride in their jobs and their accomplishments. We expect nothing less as we feel our community deserves our commitment.
Emergency services in Cumberland County are very demanding, but it is also very rewarding. The Cumberland Road Fire District is the smallest district in the county, however we remain one of the busiest departments in the county. 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 services we provide.
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”