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Denton is a small town located in southeastern Davidson County, North Carolina. The town occupies 1.98 square miles, and is situated approximately 30 miles southeast of Winston-Salem..

Home to nearly 1,700 residents, and over 170 businesses, Denton represents small-town America at its best. For those who like to stay close to home, you can find a wide variety of restaurants, retail stores, and service providers, and small community churches right here in town. Our close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro allows for an easy commute for those who wish to end their busy workday in a quiet place.

With High Rock Lake only 5 miles away, Denton residents enjoy one of the most coveted recreational areas in the state. We are also home to the Threshers' Reunion—the largest display of antique farm, gasoline, and steam equipment in the Southeastern United States.

Denton is supported by our own police and fire departments. Our water treatment plant supplies abundant fresh drinking water for Denton and surrounding communities.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to raise a family, or a place to operate your business, we believe you will find Denton the perfect place in which to build your future.

 

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A Denton Fire Department Fire Engine.

Flag of Heros

The Flag of Heros carried by one of our fire trucks. The flag contains the names of first responders who perished in the line of duty on 9/11.

The Denton Fire Department is composed of the following individuals. Each brings an uncompromised commitment to protecting life and property within our community.

Mike Baum
Firefighter

Brian Bizzell
Lieutenant
8 years

Jonathon Crouse
Firefighter
8 years

Nick Dahlenburg
Firefighter
4 years

Brandon Dorsett
Chief
12 years
Firefighter 1&2
EMT-B
Fire Instructor 1
TR-VMR
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,700,800
Chief 101

James Dorsett
Traffic Chief
Firefighter
35 years
NIMS 100,200,700,800

Kelly Dorsett
Paid Firefighter
10 years
Firefighter 1&2
Fire Instructor 1
TR-VMR
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,700,800
Chief 101

Raeford Dorsett
Assistant Chief
Firefighter 1
EMT-B
TR-VMR
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800
Chief 101

Phil Floyd
Safety Officer
Firefighter
40 years
NIMS 100,200,700,800

Johnny Frank
Firefighter
20 years

Chad Galimore
Firefighter
20 years

Bradley Hardister
Paid Firefighter
12 years
Firefighter1&2
Fire Instructor 1
Fire Officer 1
TR-VMR
TR-Trench Rescue
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800
Chief 101

Matt Howard
Lieutenant
14 years
Firefighter 1&2
Driver OPS
Medical Responder
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800

Patrick Lopez
Firefighter
2 years

James McFayden
Firefighter
Driver OPS

Ronnie Metcalf
Paid Firefighter
24 years
Firefighter 1&2
Fire Instructor 2
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
TR- VMR
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800
Chief 101

Scott Morris
  AssistantChief
41 years
Chief 101
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800

Travis Morris
Captain
10 years
Firefighter 1&2
EMT-B
Fire Instructor 1
TR-VMR
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,700,800 Chief 101

Michael Potts
Firefighter
20 years

Jermie Pryor
Firefighter
17 years
Firefighter 1&2

Leslie Pryor
Firefighter
45 years
NIMS 100,200,700,800

Jonathon Reid
Captain 8 yrs
Firefighter 1&2
EMT-B
Fire Instructor 2
TR-Ropes
TR-VMR
TR- Ag. Rescue
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,700,800
Chief 101

Dan Sexton
Firefighter
16 years

Shawn Shelby
Firefighter

Justin Sink
Paid Firefighter
9 years
Firefighter 1&2
EMT-B
Fire Instructor 1
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,700,800
Chief 101

Clinton Sinder
Firefighter
5 years
EMT-B

Eddie Steed
Training Captain
16 years
Firefighter 1&2
EMT-B
Fire Instructor 2
TR-VMR
Driver OPS
Aerial OPS
NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800
Chief 101

Tood Varner
Firefighter
23 years
EMT-B

Jeff Vick
Firefighter
2 years

fire truck 1Thank you for your interest in seeking a position with the Denton Volunteer Fire Department. As a volunteer organization, we believe protecting lives and property is a life calling. If you feel called to serve our community as a volunteer fire fighter, we invite you to

Please contact Chief Brandon Dorsett if you are interested in serving with the men and women of the Denton Volunteer Fire Department.

Phone
336-859-4231

Email
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 143
Denton, NC 27239

Physical Address
101 West Newsome Avenue
Denton, NC 27239


Current Firefighter Positions Within the Denton Department

POSlTlON:
Volunteer Firefighter

LOCATION:
Denton, NC

DUTlES:
This is an volunteer firefighter position. Duties include: maintaining and cleaning equipment and the station house, suppressing fires, administering first aid, driving emergency vehicles, and other duties as may be needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • No experience required. Training provided.

Contact Chief Dorsett for more information.

 

 

Do I need a burning permit, and how can I get one?
Depending on your location and other factors, you may be required by law to obtain a burning permit before doing open burning. Burning permits are not issued locally, and you must contact the North Carolina Forest Service to obtain your permit. The Forest Service website includes information to help you decide if a permit is necessary in your situation. You may also contact the Denton Volunteer Fire Department, if you need assistance or have questions.

How can I become a volunteer fire fighter for the Denton Volunteer Fire Department?
A Message From The Chief: If you would like to come and be a part of this great organization, and become part of our family, I would love to talk with you. Volunteer applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the first station.

Do businesses within the Denton town limits have to provide keys to the fire department?
No. In fact, the Denton Volunteer Fire Department does not accept keys. Instead, we strongly encourage all businesses to obtain and install a Knox-Box, which will allow firefighters to access your keys when responding to an emergency at your location. The use of a Knox-Box is voluntary, but can minimize damage caused by firefighters having to enter your building forcefully if keys are not available to them. Contact the Denton Volunteer Fire Department if you have any questions.

Can the Denton Volunteer Fire Department install my car seat?
Sorry, but we do not provide that service. You can contact the North Carolina Highway patrol in Lexington for assistance. Their phone number is 336-249 -0247.

Can firefighters respond quicker if I call the fire department directly in case of emergency?
No. For emergencies, you will receive faster service by calling 911 directly.

Can fire department personnel assist me with obtaining smoke detectors, or changing my batteries?
The Denton Fire Department works in conjunction with the Red Cross to provide and install smoke detectors for those who need them. Contact the Piedmont chapter of the Red Cross for more information. Their phone number is 336-333-2111.

How can I get a copy of an Incident Report, if the fire department responds to an emergency on my property?
You may pick up a copy of an Incident Report for an emergency on your property by visiting the Denton Fire Department. Incident Reports are available between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A Word From the Mayor

Mayor Ward

I would like to personally welcome you to the new Town of Denton website. The town staff, department heads, appointed boards, and I have worked hard to bring you a website that is both informative and easy to use. You can read more about all the great features of our new website in the article, What's New on TownofDenton.com, located on this Home page. 

Especially important to us was the need to help connect businesses with the community they serve. I invite you to visit the Business section of this website for listings of area businesses. We will be adding more businesses in the days and weeks to come.

Please visit the Mayor's Office page for more information about how I can serve you.

—Mayor Larry Ward

DSS IS COMING

For your convience, the Department of Social Services is coming to Denton...

WHEN?
The 3rd Wednesday of each month!  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WHERE?
Denton Mayor's Office

SERVICES AVAILABLE?
Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Applications taken!

Check on status of your case or application!

 

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Denton Town Hall                 Click for Large Map
201 W. Salisbury Sreet, Denton, NC 27239
Phone:  336-859-4231