Ellis Cross Country Fire Department

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ELLIS CROSS COUNTRY FIRE DEPARTMENT-3420 Old Mocksville Rd. Salisbury, NC 28144  Est. 1951 "ISO Class 4"

   Ellis Cross Country Fire Department - Salisbury, NC was established in 1951 and currently serving the North End of Rural Area of Rowan County under Chief Jeff Whitley since 1990 as Volunteer Fire Department ISO Rating of FPC 6. Providing the community with Certified personnel in Fire Protection, Medical, Haz-Mat, Education, Rescue and Emergency Service.  The Fire Department has 28 personnel (Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Asst Chief, Captain, 2- Lieutenant, Medical Coordinator  , Firefighters & our department offers junior firefighters program


Members are required to attend State Certification Classes offered by NC and Community Colleges for Firefighter I -1403 in order to enter dangerous hazardous fire condition. It's encourage in earning Firefighter II, EMT and additional Fire Service Certifications that's offered to help community,state and department in providing the best quality emergency service.

State Requires 36 Training hours (members can receive more hours in house and outside fire department)

EFD Requires  18 Training hours to remain on department roster by July.




Fire Department Schedule

1st Monday Nights of each Month  - Business Meeting @ 7p

Bi-Weekly Thursday Nights of each Month - Training @ 7p-10p

3rd Monday Nights of each Month - Training @ 7p-10p

4th Monday Nights of each Month - Officers Meeting @ 7p

4th Tuesday Nights of each Month - Medical/EMT Con Edu @ 7pm-10p

Every Saturday Mornings of each Month - Training @ 9a-12noon












Fire Escape Plan -

Prepare and practice your fire escape plan twice a year with everyone in your household, including children and people with disabilities. It's also a good idea to practice your plan with overnight guests. Some tips to consider when preparing your escape plan include:

  • Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
  • Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Use the ladder only in a real emergency.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
  • Have a plan for everyone in your home who has a disability.
  • Practice your fire escape plan at night and during the daytime.

Smoke Alarm  - Test monthly and Replace batteries at least once year

Carbon Monoxide Detector - located near the sleeping area,  Additional detectors on every level and in every bedroom of a home provides extra protection against carbon monoxide poisoning. Don't install over/beside any type of fuel burning appliance or 15ft of cooking appliance and near humid area like bathroom.

3420 Old Mocksville Road. Salisbury NC 28144