About Us

The Gastonia Fire Department is a highly trained municipality fire department that is proud to serve the approximate 80,411 citizens of Gastonia, North Carolina. The department's mission is to "Save lives and property, and to proudly serve the citizens and visitors of the City of Gastonia." This is accomplished through training, dedication, and a commitment to service.

Our department employs 144 full time personnel, covers 53 square miles, and consists of 8 fire stations located throughout the city limits of Gastonia. 

Fire Chief - Phil Welch 


Deputy Chief - Brad Best


Assistant Chief - Matthew Young








Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052