Mission Statement


The mission of the Indian Beach-Salter Path Fire Department is to insure the quality of life and property of those who live, work, invest or visit our community. To accomplish this goal, the Indian Beach-Salter Path Fire Department will provide protection from the adverse effects of fire, rescue, medical emergencies and dangerous conditions either man made or from natural disaster, while maintaining emergency preparedness and promoting personal and professional development of all department personnel.


About Our Fire Department


The Indian Beach - Salter Path Fire Department is a combination department, consisting of full time, part time and volunteer staff. We have a full time staff of 10 members, as well as, 10 part time staff and numerous volunteers. We operate 3 shifts on a rotating schedule to cover our district 24/7/365. Our department is a full service emergency organization, providing firefighting, rescue, and EMS services to the residents and visitors of the Town of Indian Beach and the community of Salter Path.

1410 Salter Path Rd.
Indian Beach, NC 28512

Phone: 252.247.7994
Fax: 252.247.3962
Emergency: 911

Fire Chief Philip Miller


Chief Miller is a 30 year veteran of the fire service. He has been the Fire Chief for the Town of Indian Beach since September 2013. Prior to that he served as program director for the college intern program and grant writer for New Hanover County Fire Services. He was also Fire Chief for the City of Clinton for 12 years. He started his career as a volunteer with Rose Hill Fire Department in 1984 as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician. He served in various capacities with different departments before being appointed Fire Chief for the city of Clinton in 1998.

Deputy Fire Chief Bennett Norman


Rescue Cans


Since Indian Beach does not have lifeguards on duty, swimming is at your own risk. We have, however, placed rescue cans along the beach in Indian Beach and the Salter Path community. The rescue cans were donated by area businesses and individuals from Indian Beach and the Salter Path community. These cans are there to assist in emergency situations. Please contact our department if you have questions concerning these cans.



Fires & Fireworks on The Beach


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Scholarship Program & Cadet Program


The Indian Beach Salter Path Fire Department has multiple options to help you further your education, as well as, help you start a career in the fire service. For those enrolled in one of the area’s local universities or community colleges, we have a scholarship program to help you cover your tuition and fees. We also have a Cadet Program in conjunction with the Crystal Coast Fire Academy for anyone interested in gaining the certifications needed to start a career in the fire service. Anyone interested in either of these awesome opportunities can give us a call or come by the department for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities


The Indian Beach - Salter Path fire department is always actively searching for volunteers who wish to join our department and assist in serving our communities. If you are interested in becoming part of our department, please fill out an application and stop it by the fire house. Our chief is available to meet with you Monday - Friday if you have any questions.


Fire Department Auxiliary T-Shirts


We do have an Auxiliary for our Fire Department. T-Shirts are sold to raise funds that help with various needs in the department. All funds raised and donations given go to the Auxiliary.

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