The City of Fayetteville is an outstanding community in which to live and work, and take advantage of the many opportunities for family fun. One of the goals of the City is to ensure a safe and secure community. The Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department consistently works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a collaborated effort in ensuring a safe and secure community. As stated in our mission we are committed to the preservation of life, property, and the environment through effective public education, fire code enforcement, and emergency response. We continuously aim to eliminate or reduce preventable incidents that can have a negative impact to our citizens, the community, and visitors. And in the event that a disaster occurs, we strive to mitigate the incident with reliable and professional services.
The proud men and women that make up the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department are dedicated to providing efficient and effective services. And I greatly appreciate the team effort and our investment in the future of our organization. As always, we continue to move forward serving the citizens with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!
Benjamin Major, Fire Chief
Benjamin is the Fire Chief of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department, serving in this role since October 2011. Hired as a firefighter with the City of Fayetteville in February 1984, he has served for over 33 years in public safety. In his current role, he is responsible for the department’s overall efforts towards the preservation of life, property, and the environment.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Pembroke State University in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in Emergency Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has also completed the 4-year Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. and completed his designation as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.