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Welcome to the Official Website for Shepherds Fire-Rescue


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Shepherds Fire-Rescue is a combination Fire Department operating from two stations in Iredell County, North Carolina, outside the Town of Mooresville.  Our current fleet includes 4 Engines, 1 Tanker, 1 Rescue, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Fire Boat and 3 support vehicles. The department is staffed with 25 volunteer firefighters supplemented by 15 paid part-time firefighters. The Shepherds Fire District is 32 square miles with a population of approximately 12,000 full-time residents.  The district is comprised of both rural and urban areas containing single-family residential, multi-family residential and commercial occupancies. 

Shepherds Fire-Rescue is responsible for providing a variety of emergency services which include: responding to structure fires, wild land fires, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, and both land and water rescue situations. Six miles of a major interstate highway and a large part of a 32,510 acre lake that provides drinking water to several municipalities and is widely used for recreation are in the district. There are four county schools and 26 large assembly/worship occupancies in the district. Many have pre-schools and Shepherds Fire-Rescue provides continuing fire public education and life safety awareness for all of the public and private educational facilities in our district. Contractual and mutual aid agreements with the Town of Mooresville and other departments surrounding the district also require Shepherds Fire-Rescue to assist in fire protection for a much larger area. 

Shepherds Fire-Rescue strives to meet or exceed state and national firefighting, training, and safety standards through continued education, policy implementation, and equipment acquisition. The department’s current policy states that new volunteers should obtain state certification within two years of membership. This training is a total of 550 hours, which includes Firefighter I & II certification, Hazardous Materials Responder, and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. This certification is obtained through classes funded by the North Carolina Community College System. North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission certification is designed to exceed the NFPA 1001 standard. Shepherds VFD has 8 in-house certified and qualified instructors who lead regular classes to ensure their personnel obtain certifications in accordance with state and departmental policies.


Incidents by Year
2020 YTD 104
2019 1439
2018 1497
2017 1044
2016 1100
2015 1007

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