About the City of Whiteville Fire Department
Whiteville's Fire department is responsible for serving the citizens and visitors of Whiteville in times of emergencies by responding to emergency calls related to fire, natural and manmade disasters.
The department's goal is to always strive for excellence and exceed the community’s expectations in every way. The City firefighters hold leadership roles and teach fire safety education in schools and civic organizations. The department assists local businesses, by request, with Pre-Fire plans to evaluate and identify fire hazards as preventative safety measures.
The City of Whiteville Fire Department conducts daily inspections of the fire engines to ensure these vehicles are ready in the event of an emergency. The department also provides other valuable services to the community such as fire prevention education, smoke alarm response calls, educational tours of our facilities, fire hydrant testing, operation of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life), and mutual aid assistance to County Fire and volunteer fire departments.
Fire Chief Yergeau
Chief David O. Yergeau has been an employee of the City of Whiteville since 2011. He retired, with 32 years of service in the fire department, from the City of Charlotte prior to being appointed the Fire Chief by the City Manager in Whiteville.
During his career in Fire Services, Chief Yergeau has achieved a number of fire services related certifications and has attended several training programs throughout the United States, including the National Fire Academy. Chief Yergeau earned an Associate's degree in Applied Science with a major in Fire Protection. Chief Yergeau is a member of the NC State Firefighters Association, the NC Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Volunteer Fire Council, and several other important organizations. Chief Yergeau is a certified NC EMT and Rescue Technician.