fire department


It is the mission of the Spring Lake Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth. We are first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and any act which may affect the lives and/or property of Spring Lake residents. We advance public safety through fire prevention, investigation and education programs. We focus our efforts on responding rapidly to all situations in a safe, trained and professional manner.


"It is with great pride that I serve as Fire Chief of the Spring Lake Fire Department. The men and women of the department have committed themselves to being an important part of the team and all are dedicated to the well being of this community. We are here to respond to emergencies across the spectrum and saving lives but we are also dedicated to the prevention of any incident which can be prevented. We are professionals with compassion and drive to serve and we are here to serve Spring Lake and the surrounding communities."

~Chief TJ McLamb



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The SLFD was awarded a grant from the OSFM (Office of the State Fire Marshall) to purchase smoke alarms.  The goal of this program is to ensure all residents have a working smoke alarm.  In order to achieve this, the SLFD will be canvassing neighborhoods one at a time.  When the Fire Department arrives in your area, if you do not already have a smoke alarm, they will provide you with a working smoke alarm.  If you already have one, they will, at no charge, test your alarm to ensure it works properly.  If it does not, they will replace the one you have. 


Honesty, ethics, loyalty, Integrity, respect - these are the core values of the Spring Lake Fire Department.

       HONESTY - never forfeit the confidence of your fellow man by being dishonest. Once tarnished, you may

                          never regain the respect of those you serve.

      ETHICS - we should always seek to be good people, who our colleagues will respect. Only by doing so can we

                          benefit the ones we serve.

      LOYALTY - loyalty is a value that public service is built upon. Without loyalty and devotion, you cannot devote

                        yourself to a life of service to others.

      INTEGRITY - if you don't have integrity, you have nothing. No amount of money, education or position can define

                        who you are as an individual.

      RESPECT - to expect those you encounter to respect you, you must first show a true sense of caring and respect for them.

The Spring Lake Fire Department consists of men and women who are committed to these core values. Learn more about those who serve and protect the citizens of this community.


The Spring Lake Fire Department is active in educating the community in fire prevention and other safety related information. There are an array of programs and services provided by the department as a part of the commitment to community outreach and fire safety education. Some of these include:

  • fire extinguisher training
  • fire truck visits
  • tours of the fire department
  • speaking to school classes
  • NEW! Firefighter Joe and Smoke Alarm Sam puppet show
  • Child Safety Seat checks

and more.  To make a request, complete the SLFD Community Outreach Request and a member of the Fire Department will contact you.


Getting educated and taking a few basic steps may well keep you from becoming a victim of fire and avoidable disaster. The Spring Lake Fire Department has started your search for safety information with this basic data to get your quest for resources started.


Information about carbon monoxide and homes carbon monoxide brochure
Information about smoke alarms smoke alarms
Information about children and fire children and fire
information about fire escape plans fire escape plans
General fire prevention tips fire prevention tips
information about vehicle fires vehicle fires
Sparky the Fire Dog - fire safety tips and activities for kids
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Consumer Safety Information NFPA Consumer Safety Info
NFPA Safety Tip sheets printable tip sheets
Safe Kids - online resources (videos, fact sheets and more) Safe Kids USA
Smokey the Bear - only you can prevent forest fires; information on fire safety and more Fire Safety


Fire and Emergency Management can sometimes be a collaborative effort between multiple agencies on the local, state and federal level.  The Spring Lake Fire Department is committed to protecting the interests of its citizens and visitors.  Here are links to agencies that provide information on various aspects of fire, safety and emergency management you may find interesting to know.


AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The acronym was derived in honor of Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped and killed in 1996. The North Carolina Child Alert Notification (NC CAN) System was formally established in the summer of 2002 with NCGA General Statute § 143B-499.7. The purpose of NC CAN was to establish a statewide system to quickly disseminate information regarding abducted children. An amendment was signed by Governor Michael Easley on June 12, 2003, renaming the NC CAN system the AMBER Alert system.

To help protect an increasing population of individuals that suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment, North Carolina developed the Silver Alert program to quickly locate missing persons who may be endangered.

The links will direct you to any current Amber Alerts or Silver Alerts issued for North Carolina.  They will also provide you with information on how to report any information associated with the alerts as well as how to report a missing person.




The Spring Lake Fire Department falls under the leadership and guidance of the Fire Chief , TJ McLamb.

  • Fire Chief: TJ McLamb
  • Assistant Chief: Jason Williams
  • Battalion Chief of Training: Jonathan Richardson
  • A Shift Captain: Steven Barker
  • B Shift Captain: Jonathan Faircloth
  • C Shift Captain: Erick Wendler

The Fire Department can be contacted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.

300 Ruth Street
PO Box 617
                                             Spring Lake, NC 28390
                                   phone: (910) 436-0337
                                   fax: (910) 436-1083

                                   Spring Lake Town Directory