For fire and medical emergency needs, the Town of Rolesville is serviced by the Rolesville Rural Fire Department (919-556-2064). This agency is operated separately from the Town of Rolesville government.
The Rolesville Rural Fire Department receives funding for its operations from the Town of Rolesville and Wake County.
Firefighters often require rapid entry into homes of the elderly, special needs and hospice residents during a fire or medical emergency; minimizing property damage and avoiding costly repairs caused by their forced entry, is always a concern. A solution that provides firefighters with the access they need is available when vulnerable residents install a fire department approved key safe that provides safe and efficient entry, decreases response times and limits property damage. For more information, visit Rolesville Fire Department's Knox Homebox Information Sheet.
As Rolesville continues to transform from a small rural community to a developed suburban center, service delivery needs and infrastructure demands will continue to put pressure on local fire services. Like many other rapidly growing communities which are served by an independent fire service, the Town of Rolesville and the Rolesville Rural Fire Department (RRFD) both recognize the need to unify these services under the municipal government structure in the future.
The two organizations participated in a joint study to assess the feasibility of future unification. This Fire Service Unification Initial Analysis was presented to both boards in December 2020. Since that time, the Town of Rolesville, RRFD, and Wake County Fire Services have been in conversation about proceeding on the unification effort.
The RRFD has a long and proud history from its first incorporation in 1958 to the well-trained and equipped professional department it is today. This unification effort seeks to build upon that strong foundation by continuing to provide high-quality fire service for the Rolesville community into the future.
April 2021: Unification Process Proposal
Mayor Ronnie Currin, Town of Rolesville
Commissioner April Sneed, Town of Rolesville
Town Manager Kelly Arnold, Town of Rolesville
Finance Director Amy Stevens, Town of Rolesville
Human Resources Director Lisa Alston, Town of Rolesville
Spence Jones, RRFD Board President
Frank Pearce, Jr., RRFD Board Secretary/Treasurer
Herbert Holding, RRFD Board
Chief Rodney Privette, RRFD
Assistant Chief Donnie Lawrence, RRFD
Captain Jacob Butler, RRFD
Captain Brian Ward, RRFD
Administrative Assistant Edna Allison, RRFD
Darrell Alford, Wake County Fire Services Director
Greg Grayson, NC Fire Chief Consulting as facilitator only
If you have questions you would like to submit to the Unification Steering Committee, contact the committee facilitator, Greg Grayson of NC Fire Chief Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org.