About us


Welcome to the Wake New Hope Fire Department.  We are located in North Eastern Wake County, with one station in North East Raleigh, North Carolina & one in unincorporated Wake County, maintaining a Class 2/9E ISO rating for our fire district.  Our department consists of a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters that operate out of one station covering a total of 27 square miles. We provide numerous services to the population including, but not limited to, fire suppression, fire prevention, medical first responder-defibrillation, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue.  We appreciate your interest in the Wake New Hope Fire Department and hope you visit our site often to learn more about us and the services we provide.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Wake New Hope Fire Department is to provide a range of services designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the Wake New Hope Fire District from the adverse effects of unfriendly fire, sudden medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature.

Company Profile

The Wake-New Hope Fire Department is comprised of one firehouse, Station 28 (New Hope Fire Headquarters) and is in the Wake County Fire Services system.

Station 1 was our original station, located at 4415 Saint James Church Rd in Northeast Raleigh NC.  Station 1 was staffed 24 hours a day with 3 career firefighters, and supplemented by volunteer staff.  Station 1 had 3 bunk rooms, exercise facilities, and a full kitchen. it was closed by Wake County in July 2022, with all resourced being relocated to station 2

Station 2 is our Headquarters station, located at 4909 Watkins Rd, located in unincorporated Wake County.  It is staffed with 5 career fire officers 24 hours a day, and supplemented by volunteers who work duty crews.  We also have our administrative offices and the majority of our training facilities located at this station.  Station 2 three two bunk rooms, exercise facilities, a day room / lounge area, and a full size commercial grade kitchen and grill.

What do we do, and what do we have?

Station 2 houses Engine 281, 282, Rescue 28, Tanker 28, ATV 28, Brush 28, Tanker 9 & Car 28.  Engine 281 is our first out  engine, and Rescue 28 is our primary rescue.  We frequently respond to the Roseville High School, and Rescue 28 responds into Wendell, Roseville, Knightdale when requested & onto  I-540 as a Rescue Company.