About Us

Welcome to the Official website of the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department. The Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department has proudly served the community since 1954. We were one of the first volunteer departments in Union County, officially incorporated as the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad on December 17, 1957. We are a volunteer fire department supplemented by part-time paid staff located in Waxhaw, North Carolina, which is located approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte in Union County. We respond from 2 Stations within our Fire District. Station 18 is our main station located in the heart of Waxhaw. All Station 18 apparatus (2-Engine Companies, 1-Tanker, 1-Rescue, 1-Brush Unit and 1-Utility Car) are housed at this location and respond from this station. Station 27 is our sub-station located in the JAARS Community of Waxhaw. This Station serves the rural sections of our fire district with 1-Engine Company and 1-Tanker. Our membership is firmly committed in continuous education and takes pride in serving our community, the citizens of Waxhaw. This site will give you an overview of our services, programs, and contact information. Thank you for visiting and please contact us whenever we can be of service.

Vision Statement

The Waxhaw Community Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad is comprised of families serving other families striving to provide emergency response, prevention, and training that exceeds the expectations of our community.


Desire to serve. Courage to act. Ability to perform