An effort to organize a fire program in Carova began in the early 80s. The department was Chartered in 82’ as a non-profit corporation
under contract with Currituck County to provide fire and rescue service to the
area. Acquiring property and building the first section of the present building took most of the 80s. The early members, numbering less than twenty, put in a lot of personal time and resources to make that happen. During that same period, meetings were held at individual homes, looking forward to the day they could conduct business at the station. The acquiring of fire and rescue equipment went through many growing pains during those early years. Trucks and parts of
trucks were purchased from other department and from government surplus. All of this effort resulted in one SUV type vehicle that was set up as a quick response vehicle, QRV for EMS, a pieced together brush truck of questionable quality and an engine that was affectionately known as “Big Red” that spent a lot of time being repaired.
Today CBVF and Rescue has over 70 active mem-bers and boasts a fleet of 10 fire, emergency and rescue vehicles, housed in a 6000 square foot station including an adjacent 100 square foot lighted helicopter pad.
Carova Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue
2169 Ocean Pearl Rd
Corolla, NC 27927