Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Dept.

Southern Shores

Volunteer Fire


Since 1982




Fire Safety Information & Tips from the SSVFD

Knox Authorization Rapid Entry System

Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency Fire Department: 252-261-2272

Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department is a non-profit corporation consisting of volunteer membership. It provides fire service and emergency medical support to Southern Shores and Martin’s Point. Funding is provided by the Town of Southern Shores and Dare County based upon contracts between the Department and the governments concerned. The Department also provides citizen education regarding fire safety. For more information go to

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Storm Related Yard Waste Removal in Southern Shores- The Town of Southern Shores will commence on Monday September 12th with pick-up of property owners’ vegetative yard waste generated by Tropical Storm Hermine. This pick-up will be for vegetative yard waste only. Please note that tree and branch removal contractors and professional landscapers must remove any debris (including trees, stumps, limbs, branches, etc.) that they cut, move, or handle in any way on behalf of a property owner. The Town or its contractor will not pick up this yard-waste. Pick-up will commence and proceed concurrent with the existing schedule for sectors of the Town’s existing limb and branch removal service. Pick-up will begin the week of Monday September 12th in Sector 1 (orange). A map of the sectors and schedule may be found at the following link on the Town’s website: Please make every effort to have yard waste generated by this storm at edge of street by pick-up time. Un-bagged leaves and small twigs will be picked up. Please refrain from placing leaves in plastic bags. The Town’s semi-annual large item bulk pick-up is scheduled for Friday October 21.
In the event of an emergency incident, the Dare County Emergency Management website will be updated with the latest information available from Dare County. ------ Immediate Storm Aftermath--- Please remember the final wind effects of any storm may not arrive and pass until well after the first effects are felt. Please do not risk walking outside and under tree canopies until the storm is well over and streets have been safely cleared. In the aftermath of any storm which requires the removal of damaged or threatening trees from a private yard, before engaging any tree removal contractor, please (1) ask for company contact information and confirm references, (2) ask for evidence of insurance, and (3) get several quotes from different companies. Please be wary of any "hard sale" or pressure techniques.