Joshua Hassell

Fire & EMS
Title: Battalion Chief

In the summer of 2006, I began my career as a volunteer firefighter with Morehead City Fire Department. Because I graduated high school early, I was able to enter into the first rookie fire school in Morehead City and was hired full time in 2007.  I have had the honor and privilege of working alongside many great officers at Morehead City Fire Department; all who have helped model me into the Officer that I am today.

Certifications include:

  • Chief 101-2020 edition
  • Fire Officer 1 & 2
  • Firefighter 1 & 2
  • General Instructor 1 & 2
  • Hazardous Materials Level 1
  • Marine Shipboard Firefighting
  • Technical Rescuer Ropes
  • Technical Rescuer Water
  • Associate’s degree in Emergency Preparedness Technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration
  • Pier Fitness instructor
  • EMT-B
  • National Fire Academy Leadership 1, 2, and 3
  • Fire Inspector level 1


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