About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we provide to the citizens of the Oak Hill fire tax district of Burke County, North Carolina, the highest and most professional emergency response possible to include fire, medical, and rescue operations. 

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you fighting fire, rescue operations or both. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you!

Mission

Our Mission Statement

 It is the mission of the Oak Hill Fire & Rescue Association to provide to the citizens of the Oak Hill fire tax district of Burke County, North Carolina, the highest and most professional emergency response possible. The emergency response shall include fire, medical, and rescue operations. Response will be made to a wide variety of emergency situations including, but not limited to: fires of all types, medical emergency response, light, medium, and heavy extrication emergencies, hazardous materials (Hazmat) incidents, as well as other natural and man made emergencies and disasters. These services are to be provided to the citizens of the fire tax district in as efficient and cost effective manner as possible. 


In order to meet these objectives, all personnel will be trained in fire response including structural, vehicle, and wildland fires, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Additionally all personnel will be trained to respond to light, medium, and heavy extrication emergencies, rescues to include but not limited to searches, carryouts and swift water. All personnel will be certified to OSHA standards to respond to Hazardous Materials incidents at Operations level standards. 


All medical first responders will be trained to emergency medical technician (EMT) standards as set by the state of North Carolina.