The Wake Forest Fire Department works to protect lives and properties. It offers fire suppression and prevention services to the residents of Wake County in North Carolina. Chartered in 1983, the department responds to various hazardous conditions. The Wake Forest Fire Department administers child safety seat and safe place programs. The department provides online seasonal safety tips. It is also responsible for the issuance of burn permits. The Wake Forest Fire Department utilizes the KNOX-BOX rapid entry system, which offers emergency access to commercial and residential properties. The department is a part of the town of Wake Forest in North Carolina.