Chief's Message


Welcome to the Official Website of Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department.  Red Oak Fire Department is responsible for the fire protection and rescue services to the citizens inside our district which is located in southwestern Pitt County, North Carolina.  Red Oak Fire Department is a non-profit organization composed of approximately 40 volunteers, and 6 Part-Time paid staff members that operate out of 1 Station with a total of 6 apparatus (1-75' Quint, 1-Engine, 1-Squad, 1-Tanker, 1- Brush/Mini Pumper and quick response vehicle).  Our officer structure includes a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, two Captains, and two Lieutenants which are governed by a Board of Directors. 

I am humbled and honored to lead our courageous men and women, now and in to the year to come as we strive to improve the services we provide to our community. To accomplish this mission it will take training, hard work, and the support and understanding of our citizens and visitors. I hope that our web site contributes to building an even better and stronger partnership between all of us. If you have ideas that you believe would further enhance our website feel free to contact us at anytime. 

 If you need to contact me, I can be contacted at the Fire Station at (252) 355-8870, or 

Best wishes,

George Darden
Fire Chief


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