The Chapel Hill Fire Department is governed by the town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. The department is responsible for the protection of lives and properties. It provides fire protection and suppression services for residents. The department offers rescue and first responder medical services. It provides public education through in-house and outreach programs. The Chapel Hill Fire Department also offers inspection, disaster management, and vehicle extrication and basic response programs. The department provides permits for fire alarm systems and blasts. It employs a staff of over 90 people. The department operates more than four fire stations. The Chapel Hill Fire Department responds to nearly 4,000 incidents, such as house fires, heart attacks, vehicle accidents and hazardous conditions yearly.