The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department works to offers a range of protection and emergency services. The department protects an area of more than 5 square miles. It works with a team of over 30 staff members. The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department also has an engine and ladder company. The department is responsible for administering the Life Safety Education program, which includes services to increase the public's basic knowledge and skills in the areas of life safety and injury prevention. It works to offers confined space, water and high angle rescue solutions. The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department is governed by the city of Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina.