ISO Class 3 / Class 4 MR Fire District
The Murphy Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Al Lovingood, consists of personnel who strive to protect the lives and property of citizens and visitors of our fire district through fire prevention, education, and suppression. Through strong teamwork, it is our desire to excel in customer service by being a progressive and proactive department.
- Murphy Fire operates 3 fire station locations, our main station is located at # 1 Firehouse Ln. Murphy, NC. Two additional locations: 125 Natural Springs Drive and 140 James A. Mulkey Drive.
- The Fire Limits were established by the Town of Murphy on May 19, 1909
Murphy Fire Department provides fire and rescue services to 2 primary fire districts: Town of Murphy and Murphy Rural which total 25.49 square miles. These districts are served by three fire stations; main station is located at #1 Firehouse Ln. in downtown, while satellite stations are located at 125 Natural Springs Drive and at 140 James Mulkey Drive – off US. 19/74 near the Casino Parkway intersection. In addition to our primary districts, we provide automatic aid to an additional 8 fire districts. Our department strives to protect the lives and property of citizens and visitors of our fire districts through fire prevention, education, and suppression in addition to rescue services. Through strong teamwork, it is our desire to excel in customer service by being a progressive and proactive department.
Murphy Fire Department is a combination department with a full time fire chief, 3 full time firefighters, and a part time staff of 22 personnel. Personnel dedicate many hours annually to training and incident mitigation. In addition to fire protection, our department is credentialed by the NC Association of Rescue and EMS as a heavy rescue provider with specialties in Agriculture, High Angle and Confined Space.
Our ISO insurance rating is a Class 3 inside the city limits and a Class 4 in Murphy Rural. This rating reduction was achieved back in 2021 after several years of strategic planning and dedicated personnel who continuously demonstrate a desire to serve their community.
1 Firehouse Ln
PO Box 130
Murphy, NC 28906