Jan 26, 2021 – Wake New Hope Fire Department hosts Technical Rescuer Fixed Ropes class

Batt. Chief Sok, Lt. Rigda, FF/EMT Greenhaus, and FF/EMT Sloan, along with firefighters from Western Wake Fire RescueFranklinton Fire DepartmentKnightdale Fire Department, Hopkins Fire Department and Rolesville Fire Department, all completed the three-day class taught by Instructor Jason Jordan from The REDS Team. All students successfully completed the skills using friction devices, figure 8 descenders, ascending a rope, using prusiks as safety devices and break bar racks for rappelling operations, self-rescue, and victim rescue.

Due to the pandemic, all students wore masks in class, and socially distanced as best as possible.


We are hiring for a career firefighter! Apply today to be a part of the Wake New Hope Fire Department


Rotational Shift, 24 hour
Must be 21 years old
High School Graduate/GED
NC Firefighter
NC Haz Mat Level 1
NC EMT Basic
NIMS 100,200,700,800
Good Physical Condition
Class B Drivers License (or obtain within the first 3 months)

Starting Salary $37,858.00

Performs duties, both in emergency and non-emergency situations, related to fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, and emergency management delivery. Serves as the principal hands-on labor in providing fire department emergency and non-emergency services to the community.

Wake-New Hope Fire Department is currently accepting applications for membership as a Career firefighter / EMT. In order to be considered for probationary membership, all applicants are required to complete the attached application completely. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in non-consideration. Applications are available at Wake-New Hope Fire Department Station 1, located at 4415 St. James Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27604, and Station 2, located at 4909 Watkins Road, Wendell, NC between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Applications will be accepted through November 27th, 2020. Individuals who are selected to participate in the written test and practical test will be notified and be required to attend the testing on November 30th at 1400 hrs. The testing location will be at New Hope Station 2 located at 4909 Watkins Rd, Wendell, NC 27591.

Additional information can be found on the official job posting

July 29, 2020 – Lightning strikes cause back to back structure fires for Engines 282 and 281

On Wednesday afternoon, a strong storm came through Wake County, bringing heavy rain and lighting to the Eastern part of the county. At 1657, Wake New Hope Engine 282 was dispatched as the closest engine to 7400 Birchshire Dr, in the city of Raleigh, for a structure fire secondary to a lightning strike. New Hope Car 1 (Chief Price) also responded, and upon his arrival upgraded the assignment to a working fire due to smoke showing from the attic division of a 2 story private dwelling. Raleigh FD Engine 27 arrived and stretched a line to the attic, making a quick knockdown. Engine 282 arrived next and provided support for E27s crew during the extinguishment.

New Hope’s units were quickly cleared from the scene, as RW911 dispatched Engine 281 as the closest engine to a structure fire on the 3500 block of Tarbell Ct. New Hope Car 1 & E282 responded to assist, with Car 1 arriving behind Raleigh Rescue 1 to find a working fire, with flames showing from division B, and heavy smoke showing from the roof. Raleigh Fire Ladder 8 arrived next, and deployed an attack line, with Engine 282 laying a 400 ft supply line to the ladder. Engine 281 arrived next and assisted with extinguishment.

Because of our coverage area, Wake New Hope FD member routinely train with our neighboring stations at the Raleigh Fire Department and have developed a great working relationship between the agencies. This collaboration was demonstrated by how smoothly operations ran at these two recent structure fires.

New Apparatus Numbers

The Eastern Wake County Fire Departments are standardizing their unit numbers, and as a result, we will be renumbering several of our apparatus. With our original station being numbered 28, all of our new assignments will utilize the “28” prefix going forward.

Our primary engine from Station 1, Engine 1, will now be referred to as Engine 281
Our primary engine from Station 2, Engine 4, will now be referred to as Engine 282
Our reserve/volunteer engine from Station 2, Engine 3, will now be referred to as Engine 284
Our heavy rescue from Station 2, Rescue 14, will now be referred to as Rescue 28
Our primary brush/wildfire apparatus from Station 2, Brush 7, will now be referred to as Brush 28

July 21, 2020- Engine 1 first due to MVA / Car vs Building on Dansey Dr

Some photos of Wake New Hope Fire Department Engine 1 (dispatched as the closest engine) operating alongside the Raleigh Fire Department at a Car Vs. Building with injuries in the City of Raleigh

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