The Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department is responsible for fire suppression, fire code enforcement, public fire education, and fire prevention.
The department also provides emergency medical service in conjunction with the Moore County emergency medical service.
The Fire Department responds to approximately 1,700 requests for emergency assistance each year within the Town of Southern Pines corporate limits and the Pines Fire Protection District, which surrounds the town.
The Fire Department is comprised of 27 paid full-time staff personnel, ten part-time staff, and fourteen volunteer members. The officer structure is comprised of volunteer and career staff officers who manage the department.
The Fire Department personnel are highly committed to life safety and property conservation through continuing education and advancement in technology as it applies to the fire service.