To protect life and property through effective fire prevention and public education with professional and courteous service.
Role of the Fire Department The Clinton Fire Department provides fire and rescue services for the City of Clinton and Sampson County. The ISO rating in the City is 5 for commercial, and 6 for residential. The county area is rated at 9. Clinton Fire Department has been providing fire services since the beginning of the 1900’s. The department recently took on rescue services in 2003, working in conjunction with Clinton-Sampson Rescue and E.M.S. Clinton Fire Department is certified as a Heavy Rescue Provider with the North Carolina Association of Rescue and E.M.S., as well as being a Trench Rescue, Confined Space, and Structural Collapse Rescue Provider.
Adon Snyder began serving as Clinton Fire Chief in 2012. He was a member of Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Fire/EMS Department from 1986 to 2012 and served as a Fire Protection Specialist in the United States Air Force before then. Chief Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Administration from Waldorf College and is a certified Fire Officer IV, Instructor III, and Hazardous Materials Technician. He has also completed coursework at the National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute and participated in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officers Training Course.