Located in Pitt County North Carolina, Staton House is one of Twenty-One volunteer departments in the county. Our coverage area is 40.65 square miles with a population of 6,044 persons. We average 250 - 300 emergency responses per year.
A total of eight vehicles are maintained at two stations by our members. Two Engines, One Tanker, One Brush truck, a Support Truck, and a General Use vehicle are Located at Station One. One Engine and a Tanker serve at Station Two.
Staton House Community Fire Department Inc. was formed soon after two tragic fires in the area. The burning of the Frank Taylor homeplace on June 8th 1960, and the destruction of a packhouse on the Wadie T. Carson farm one week later. Representatives from House Station, Staton's Mill, Mt. Pleasant, Parkers Chapel and Johns Town communities met and laid plans to purchase a fire truck and to set up a volunteer fire department on June 21st 1960.
Ed Hemingway was elected President of the Board of directors, as well as Fire Chief. Twenty men (four from each community) were selected to be volunteer firemen.
A truck financed by public donations was purchased from the state and equipped with a 1200 gallon tank, 100ft. of hose, a 100 gallon per minute pump, and a nozzle at a cost of $1900.00. It was decided that the truck would be located at Harry Cooke's Store.
Staton House Fire Department became operational on
July 22nd 1960, making it the first rural fire dept. in Pitt
County. The first fire call that the newly formed department
responded to was a house in the Greenfield Terrace subdivision
(Now located in the city limits of Greenville)
August of 1961 saw the arrival of a much needed second truck for the organization. This unit was both lighter and faster than the first truck, with an 800 gallon tank and a 100 gallon per minute front-mount pump.
The truck cost the department $2600.00, and was viewed by the members as a symbol of what could be accomplished through inter-community cooperation. It was decided that this truck would be stationed at Howard Forbes Store, allowing a truck to be within approximately 4.5 miles of all members at all times.
June 13, 1963 the first Official fire station was
built next to Howard Forbes store to house one of the
The Department's activities were financed by public contributions and an annual BBQ dinner that was a community favorite until it's end in the early 2000's.
Over the next several years, the department continued to grow. The fleet of vehicles had expanded to seven trucks by the early 1970's and to nine trucks by the 1990's. The Fleet currently consist of eight trucks.
In August of 1977 Staton House Fire Department moved into its current main station and has continued to thrive with the help and support of the communities that it proudly serves.
Our organization - like many others in the fire
service depend on the people of our district to volunteer their
If you are interested in volunteering, Contact us at (252)-752-3879 or Come by the Main Station at 2501 N. Memorial Drive and get to know the good men & women of Staton House Fire & Rescue Department.
IF you live outside of our community, Please check with Your local Fire Department.
They too may be in need of people willing to give freely of their time for a noble cause.
President Wilbert Futrell | Vice President Tommy Worthington
Secretary Rose Roebuck | Treasurer Clyde Naylor
Chaplains Ed Scull , Douglas White
Three Year Members Jimmy Harris, Mac Ross
Two Year Members Gene Corbett, Richard Pollard
One Year Members Bobby Paige, Tre' Teel
President Tommy Worthington | Vice President Wilbert Futrell
Secretary Rose Roebuck | Treasurer Steve Naylor
Board Members Bill Brown, Clyde Naylor, David Tripp
CHIEF Steve Naylor
Captains Phillip Latham, Jason Smith
Lieutenant Clyde Naylor
Safety Officer Steven Harrell
Buttitta, Michael Hobgood, Joey
Minner, Jay Morris,
Chris Newkirk, Mervin Taylor
The Vial of Life (VOL) program is a national program that aids First Responders by assisting them with pertinent medical information when it is needed in the time of an emergency.
There are N0 FEES or REGISTRATION
REQUIRED to use this program