The Claremont Fire Department currently has 40 volunteer members, 6 part time staff, and one full time personnel. All emergency and service calls are dispatched from Catawba County Communication Center in Newton, by dialing 911. When dialing 911, we ask that you give the following information:
- Your name
- What type of emergency you are having
If you are having a problem that is not an emergency, please feel free to call our station at 828-459-9296. We generally have staff in our station from the hours of 8 am till 5 pm, Monday -Friday.
- Explorer Firefighters-
This group is made up of young adults ages 16-18. They are allowed to participate in activities, except for fire suppression.
- Smoke Alarms-
We have a smoke alarm program to assist persons living in our fire district who are elderly, handicapped, or on a fixed income. You can call our station to set an appointment for this service. This service is FREE of charge.
Our department also provides FREE fire life safety programs to the community. Please feel free to call us. We have programs for the elderly, adults, teens, and children. At this time we have a fire life safety program, with the 5th grade at Claremont Elementary.
- Child Car Seats-
We have trained personnel that can inspect and install your child seats to ensure your child’s safety. Please contact the station to set up an appointment.
Community Alert System
A new community alert system has been installed in Catawba County to ensure that you are aware of emergencies, up to date on community alerts and receive critical weather information. In order for you to receive this information you need to sign up online at www.catawbacountync.gov/alert
This online enrollment takes about five minutes of your time and you can elect to receive notifications via your home phone, cell phone, texts, or email. Please take time today to sign up for this system to keep you and your family up to date. Sample alerts include school closings, water line breaks, and information about severe weather. If you have questions or need assistance in registering please call 828-465-8230.