Our Mission

It is the mission of the Indian Beach Fire Department to provide fire protection, emergency medical services, and community risk reduction to the citizens and taxpayers of the greater Indian Beach area.

About Our Fire Department

The Indian Beach - Salter Path Fire Department provides service to the district of Indian Beach and Salter Path.  We have a full time staff of 13 members, 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 emergency medical 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


Vision Statement

To respond quickly and efficiently with courage and compassion to any calls we receive. We will ensure this through a system of continuing evaluation of prevention, education, and aggressive hazard mitigation within our community



“If you need us, we will be coming… quickly”

Core Values

  • Compassion

  • Accountability 

  • Commitment 

  • Integrity

  • Innovation


Saving Lives

In 2020 we had over 13 lives saved from our department.


Indian Beach Fire Department Leadership

Fire Chief Haraway

Chief Haraway has been involved in the fire service since 2002 as a volunteer in Apex, NC. He has been a career firefighter since 2006 and served as a Captain and Acting Battalion Chief for New Hanover County Fire & Rescue prior to becoming the Fire Chief of Indian Beach in December of 2018. Chief Haraway has a vast array of training and experience specializing in large scale emergency management, technical rescue, and fire suppression.

Deputy Fire Chief Jackson

Deputy Chief Jackson has been involved in the fire service since 2010 where he started as a volunteer with the Richlands Volunteer Fire Department. He started his paid fire service career with the Town of Indian Beach in 2015 as a Firefighter/EMT, in 2017 he was promoted to Captain and served in that capacity until promoting to Deputy Fire Chief in 2020. Chief Jackson brings an array of fire, technical rescue, and EMS education and serves the department through multiple duties. Including ocean rescue, part time employees, and equipment ordering and inventory. 

We need your help to keep our citizens and tourists safe.

Volunteer for the Indian Beach Fire Department Today!