About the Mocksville Fire Department
The Mocksville Fire Department began in the late 1800’s when an organized group of town citizens began providing early measures of fire prevention and fire suppression. This included the burning out of chimneys during wet weather, required fireproofing of blacksmiths shops, and the spotting of fires by the towns foot patrol. In 1877, the Town Commissioners investigated the possibility of starting a “bucket company” and a “hook and ladder” but no action was taken. When a fire was discovered, the Courthouse bell rang and the bucket brigade responded to extinguish the fire. In the 1920’s the Town installed a water system and purchased its first Model T fire truck, which operated off hydrant pressure. In 1929 a pump was installed on the fire truck to increase water pressure at the nozzle. In 1941 a Ford Champion Fire Engine was purchased and it was recently refurbished to display the pride and history of the Mocksville Fire Department.
Mocksville Fire Department has come a long way since the early years. Our station houses one fire engine, two pumper tankers, one brush truck, one hazardous materials and fire support unit, and a 100’ ladder truck. As Mocksville and the surrounding area continues to grow so will the demands and needs for fire protection. The Mocksville Fire Department is ready to meet the growing needs of the community, but we couldn’t do it without our dedicated firefighters.
The services for our community have grown from not only fire suppression but to emergency medical response, technical rescue responses, public fire safety education programs, and smoke detector installations. Twenty eight Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) provide medical care through the First Responder program. With the increase in call volume the Mocksville Fire Department is now a part time and volunteer combination fire station. Mocksville Fire Department has a staff of sixteen firefighters. Many of these firefighters are volunteers for the department as well. The station is staffed during the day Monday through Saturday. We also have overnight staffing most nights during the week. Our part-time staff work duties include responding to emergency calls, assisting with training, testing fire hydrants, performing pre-incident surveys, performing apparatus and equipment checks, completing reports, and performing station maintenance.
Our personnel are the most valuable asset to the operation of the department. The staff and volunteers spend many training and work hours to provide the best service possible to our citizens. Volunteers give up many hours away from their families to serve the community. Through the continued support of our local government, we will strive to provide the best service possible to the citizens of Mocksville and Davie County.