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Tue. Oct 21st 2014
2015 Annual Blood Drive

Mark your calanders!
Red Oak Christian Church in partnership with the our fire department has established the date for it...

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Thu. Oct 2nd 2014
Message From The Chief - Halloween

From: Chi ef John Maynard        & nbsp;   &n bsp; &nb...

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Wed. Oct 1st 2014
Station Addition News #3

Continuation of station addition progress......

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925 West Star Street
Greenville, NC 27834




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Halloween Safety Tips from the Chief

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 

  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.

  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 

  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.

  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.




Welcome to the Red Oak Community Rural Fire Departments web site, I'm Fire Chief John Maynard.


I would like to express my gratitude to our citizens for the continuous support. We strive each day to improve in every facet of our services.

I am honored to serve as your Fire Chief, and I am fortunate to be surrounded by such a professional, pro-active members.

With the current economic state our department is faced with many challenges. Each year it becomes more and more difficult to fund new projects. Your willingness to contribute plays a crucial role in our future activities. Our staff, through proactive strategic planning, pledges to show eagerness and enthusiasm to provide the quality care that you deserve.

It is our belief that the quality of life within our community depends on a partnership between the citizens, business community, and elected officials. 

 In addition to our emergency services, we are committed to making our community a safe place in which our children can live and play. To learn about the variety of life safety programs available to you, visit the "Events" tab on our web site.

If you would like to watch our year in review video, you can watch it by clicking on the icon below:




 If you have any questions regarding Red Oak Fire Department and/or the services we provide, please contact us at 252-355-8870 or send a message through our web site.



Recent Calls
Structure Fire - 10/21/14
Tue. Oct 21st 2014
On 10/21/2014 at approximately 3:30pm, the Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1800 block of S.W. Greenville Blvd.  Upon arrival, Captain Haynes (5125) observed smoke coming from the structure and requested a third alarm (mutual aid) from the City of Gre...

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Automatic Aid in reference to a possiblel Structure Fire
Mon. Oct 20th 2014
On 10/20/2014 at 2229 hours, Red Oak Station 51 was requested to respond automatic aid to Bell Arthur Station 52 in reference to a possible structure fire near the intersection of Mozingo Rd. and Tall Pines Ln. Engine 5102 responded. Prior to arrival, all units were canceled by Bell Arthur command a...

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MVC PD-Traffic Control
Mon. Oct 20th 2014
On 10/20/2014 at 1235 hours, Red Oak Station 51 was requested to respond to a MVC PD for traffic control at the intersection of Dickinson Ave. and Allen Rd. Engine 5101 and Engine 5102 responded. Upon arrival, units checked those involved for injuries and established traffic control until all vehicl...

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MVC with rollover
Mon. Oct 20th 2014
On 10/20/2014 at 0701 hours, Red Oak Station 51 was requested to respond to a MVC rollover with ejection at Exit 73 on US 264 W. Engine 5101 responded. Upon arrival, units found a single vehicle having left the roadway, struck a concrete barrier, and overturned down an embankment. The loan occupant ...

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Automatic Aid in reference to a Commercial Fire Alarm
Sun. Oct 19th 2014
On 10/19/2014 @ 1546 hrs, Red Oak Station 51 was requested to respond automatic aid to Winterville Community Station 41 in reference to a commercial fire alarm on Reedy Branch Rd. Engine 5102 responded. Chief 4120 requested that all automatic aid stand by at their stations. Same was confirmed as a f...

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