Chatham Emergency Services
A community owned Non-Profit organization which provides both Fire and EMS services since 1961. We respond to more than 74,000 Fire and EMS calls per year.
We’re Here When You Need Us
Chatham Emergency Services is a community-based not for profit Fire, EMS and Firewatch department providing emergency service to all of Chatham County.
Volunteer Fire Departments began offering services in Chatham County as far back as the 1930’s. Five volunteer agencies merged and incorporated in 1961. Today, Chatham Emergency Services is a community-based not for profit Fire, EMS, and Firewatch department. CES is committed to providing the highest level of emergency service to all of Chatham County. Fire protection from the department covers 245 square miles with over 120,000 people and emergency medical response covers 630 square miles with a population of 276,000 people. CES operates with a team of 450 personnel, both paid and volunteer, exemplifying safety and protection “for the community, by the community.”
Fire Subscriptions Changes
Chatham Emergency Services is implementing some changes to the Fire Subscription Model to allow for a more fair, equitable, and objective process regarding rates. A letter from our board of directors is available below with the important information concerning the new approach.