Fire Department

Chief DorsettThe Town of Denton Fire Department is a small fire department located in the southern part of Davidson County, NC. The Department's combination of 7 part-time employees and 23 volunteers provide fire protection to the 1 square mile town of Denton. The Department also serves a rural district outside the city limits. We currently hold a DOI Class 5/9 rating.

 

Our Mission: Our mission to provide the citizens of Denton with outstanding professional firefighting and rescue tactics, using industry standards and benchmarks to achieve this goal.

Our Vision: To be an organization that is dedicated to providing lifesaving acts, and providing property conservation to citizens, business owners, and guests.

Our Motto: Duty, Pride, Bravery.

The Denton Fire Department is a community organization at heart, because we are made up of citizens from the community. We participate in Street Festival, Tour De Kale, Harrison Park 5K Run, Street Treat, and other community activities throughout the year.

Chief Dorsett's Bio
My career as a firefighter continues a long family tradition. In fact, my grandfather helped found the Guil-Rand Fire Department. I joined the Denton Fire Department in 2004, and worked my way up through the ranks. My service includes serving as Lieutenant for three years, and Training Captain for two. When I'm not carrying out my duties as Fire Chief for the Denton Fire Department, I serve as a full-time firefighter for the town of Lexington, where I have worked for a year and a half.

I wanted to be Denton's Fire Chief because I like to take a proactive approach, rather than a reactive one. My goal is to leave the Denton Fire Department better than I found it. As Chief, I can accomplish this goal through staff training and helping the department acauire better equipment.


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The Denton Fire Department operates 3 fire engines, 1 brush truck, and 1 utilities /service truck. Visit our Fire Department Apparatus page to see more images.

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DENTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
CONTACT INFORMATION

Emergency? Call 911.

Address
101 West Newsome Avenue
Denton, NC 27239

Mailing Address
PO Box 143
Denton, NC 27239

Non-Emergency Phone
336-859-4231

Fax
336-859-3381

Email
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Firefighter Employment Opportunities

Although the Denton Fire Department accepts applications for volunteer firefighter positions throughout the year, we employ a limited number of paid (part-time) firefighters. If you are seeking a paid firefighter position, you may check the Town of Denton Employment page for openings. If no paid firefighter positions are available, we encourage you to inquire at the following area fire departments to if they may have paid positions available within their organizations:

Thomasville Fire Department

Lexington Fire Department

Albemarle Fire Department

The Fireman's Prayer

The Foremans Prayer

When I am called to duty God,
Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life,
Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child,
Before it is too late,
Or save an older person,
From the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert,
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently,
Put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling,
And to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor,
And protect his property.

And if according to my fate,
I am to lose my life,
Please bless me with your protecting,
My children and my wife.

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