Durham Highway Fire and Rescue's primary focus and training has been and always will be surrounding fire prevention, fire suppression, and protecting the citizens and property of northern Wake County. Our rigorous training ensures we are up to date on fire fighting best practices, techniques, and most importantly safety for the members of our department and the community we serve.
Whether it's DHFD Rescue 16 or Pumper 161 screaming down the road, there's always a chance that we could be heading to a vehicle collision. We are trained in Vehicle Rescue and our members are proficient in using spreading and cutting tools commonly known as "the jaws of life" to quickly extricate victims in accidents. While doing so, we are also providing first responder emergency medical treatment to provide the best possible care.
Fire departments are first responders to many emergency medical related calls. Whether it's injuries sustained from an accident, or physical health emergencies, you'll likely see firefighters dispatched quickly and arriving first on scene. We are trained to get you the best care even before paramedics or advanced life support can arrive.