Fire & EMS Officers

  1. Chief-Wade

    Courtney Wade

    Fire & EMS Chief

    Chief Wade began as a volunteer firefighter in 1995, joined the Morehead City Fire Department as a career Firefighter in 1999. Chief Wade was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006, Shift Captain in 2007, Battalion Chief in 2019, Deputy Chief in 2021 and promoted to Fire Chief in 2022. Chief Wade holds an A.A.S. in Fire Protection Technology from Coastal Carolina Community College. Chief Wade is also a graduate of the Chief Officers Executive Development Program from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017.

    Certificates Include:

    • Advanced Open Water Diver
    • Driver Operator Pumps/Aerial
    • EMT-B
    • Fire Life Safety Educator II
    • Haz-Mat Instructor I
    • LP Gas Live Burn Instructor
    • NFA LODD Instructor
    • NFA STICO Instructor
    • North Carolina Fire Inspector I
    • North Carolina Fire Instructor II
    • North Carolina Fire Officer I
    • Rescue Technician
    • Shipboard Firefighting Instructor
    • United States Coast Guard Master Licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer

  2. Baily,-D-[Fire-Marshall]

    Dykeman Baily

    Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal

    Assistant Chief Dykeman Baily has served the citizens of Morehead City for 42 years. Assistant Chief Baily serves as the Fire Marshal for Morehead City Fire and EMS

    Certificates Include:

    • AAS degree from Lenoir Community College
    • Certified Fire Investigator
    • Fire and Life Safety Educator, level I
    • NC Fire Prevention School-Basic
    • NC Fire Prevention School-Intermediate
    • NC Fire Prevention School-Advanced
    • NC Fire Prevention School-Graduate
    • NC Fire Officer I
    • NC Fire Officer II
    • Marine Shipboard Firefighting
    • NC Chief 101
    • NIMS
    • Law and Admin/Code Enforcement
    • Fire Inspector Level III
    • NC Hazardous Materials Level I
    • NC Fire Instructor I
    • Certified CPR
    • NC Licensed General Contractor-Building

  3. Stephens,-B-[Fire-Marshall]

    Bobby Stephens Jr.

    Captain/Assistant Fire Marshal

    Assistant Fire Marshal Robert N. Stephens Jr. has 31 years of service with 25 years devoted to being a career firefighter starting with the Beaufort Fire Department. He left Beaufort as a Captain in 2005 to go the Morehead City Fire and EMS as a Fire EMS Specialist III.

    Certificates Include:

    • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
    • Marine Shipboard Firefighting
    • NC Firefighter II
    • NC Driver Operator Pumps / Aerials
    • NC Hazardous Materials I
    • NC Rescue Technician
    • NC Fire Office II
    • NC Fire Instructor II
    • NC Fire & Life Safety Educator III
    • NC Fire Inspector III
    • IAAI Certified Fire Investigator Technician (FIT)
    • NC Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)

  4. A blond woman in a Class A Fire Uniform, with the American Flag behind her.

    Kelly Urban

    Assistant Chief/EMS Coordinator

    Assistant Chief/EMS Coordinator Urban has been with Morehead City Fire and EMS since 2007. Graduating with honors, she obtained an A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Science in 2009. She operates as a North Carolina State Credentialed Paramedic and holds the position of EMS Coordinator for the department.

    Certificates Include:

    • ABLS
    • ACLS
    • Advanced Active Shooter training
    • American Heart Association CPR Instructor
    • AMLS
    • ASLS
    • North Carolina EMS Instructor Level I
    • North Carolina Fire Officer Level I
    • North Carolina Firefighter II
    • North Carolina Hazardous Materials Level I
    • North Carolina OEMS Chief 101
    • North Carolina Rescue Technician
    • PALS
    • PHTLS

  5. Pasko,-B-(Captain)

    Brian Pasko

    Fire/EMS Battalion Chief

    Battalion Chief Brian Pasko has been with the Morehead City Fire & EMS Department since 2017.  He has been a career firefighter for 23 years and a member of the Kinston Fire Department along with Greenville Fire Rescue.  He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Mount Olive.

    Certificates Include:

    • NC Paramedic
    • NC Firefighter
    • NC Fire Inspector I
    • NC Fire Officer III
    • NC Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials
    • NC Emergency Rescue Technician
    • NC Fire & Life Safety Educator I
    • NC Fire Instructor II 
    • Various National Fire Academy courses.

  6. BC Doshier

    Brandon Doshier

    Fire/EMS Battalion Chief

    BC Doshier has been in the Fire/EMS service since August 2006. He joined the Morehead City Fire Department in January 2007.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2013 and then Battalion Chief in March 2021. Currently he is working on an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Emergency Medical Science.  

    Certifications include: 

    • Paramedic 
    • Firefighter 
    • Airport Firefighter 
    • Driver operator pumps/aerials 
    • Fire investigator technician 
    • Fire Officer III 
    • Fire instructor II
    • Marine Shipboard Firefighter 
    • Technical rescuer in confined space, ropes, VMR, water, and wilderness 
    • Fire Inspector I

  7. Hassell,-J

    Joshua Hassell

    Fire/EMS Battalion Chief

    My name is Joshua Hassell, and I have had the pleasure of working at MCFD for my entire career. I started here in 2007 after graduating high school early and getting to participate in Morehead’s First Rookie School. I have learned, and continue to learn, a lot from all of my co-workers. The core of my job now is passing on the knowledge and experiences I have gained from the great leaders and teachers that have imparted such things to me. As a battalion chief, I am in a command role within the fire department, but helping teach others is how I truly earn my keep. I have an associate's degree in Emergency Preparedness Technology from Coastal Carolina Community College and a Bachelor's degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Fayetteville State University. However, as my grandma would say, “with those [degrees] and a shovel, I can dig a ditch." I try to live by the following: "9 Your love must be real. Hate what is evil, and hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves. 11 Do not be lazy but work hard, serving the Lord with all your heart. 12 Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes, and pray at all times." Romans 12:9-12. I am proud and honored to serve alongside my fellow firefighters and EMT’s as we place community before self, and provide excellence to all those we serve. 

    Certifications include:

    • Chief 101
    • Fire Officer II
    • Firefighter II
    • General Instructor II
    • Hazardous Materials I
    • Marine Shipboard Firefighting
    • Technical Rescuer - Water Rescue Specification
    • Car Seat Technician
    • Peer Fitness Trainer

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