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How many firefighters are employed by the Southport Fire Department?

Ken Little
StarNews
Southport Fire Department

The new fire station in Southport.

There are no paid firefighters in the Southport Fire Department, Fire Chief Greg Cumbee said.

The Southport Fire Department is a city department but consists of 32 volunteers.

“We are a department of the city but we are all volunteers,” Cumbee said. “It’s a lot of dedicated men and women.”

The average length of service in the fire department is 17 years and the average age of a firefighter is about 40 years old, Cumbee said.

The fire department is supported by the city and a fire fee fund, he said.

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