Safety Tip #6

Car Fire Safety

How to prevent a car fire

  • Have your car serviced regularly.
  • Never transport gas cans or propane cylinders in the passenger compartment.
  • Never park a car where flammables can touch the bottom of your car.
  • Danger signs include cracked or loose wiring, blown fuses, oil or fluid leaks and rapid changes in fluid levels or engine temperature.


Fire Captain

New Hope Fire Department is currently hiring for a Full-Time Fire Captain position.  Please follow the following link for a job description, including all employment requirements.

Please click here for Fire Captain Job Description

Please click here for Fire Captain Application

Part Time Firefighter/Drivers

New Hope Fire Department accepts applications for Part-Time Firefighter/Driver on a year round basis in order to maintain a hiring pool of qualified candidates.

Part Time Firefighter/Drivers must be 21 years of age, have NC Firefighter II, NC Hazardous Materials Responder, NC Medical Responder or higher, NC Emergency Vehicle Driver certifications as well as a valid NC Class B Drivers License.

Please click here for employment/membership application

Applications must filled out electronically, printed, signed and mailed to the following address by the deadline in order to receive consideration:

New Hope Fire Department
Attn: Chief Mike Tapp
P.O. Box 16484
Chapel Hill, NC 27516