Today Corolla boasts over three thousand (3,000) homes and businesses. The total property tax value is estimated at over five billion ($5,000,000,000) dollars. Although properties have mushroomed, the year-round, permanent population is still fewer than one thousand (1000). Incredibly, summer visitors can balloon weekly population to over sixty-five (65,000).
Currently, Corolla fire is a multi-faceted organization serving the citizens and visitors of Currituck County, supported by 45 -50 full members, North Carolina state firefighters’ association certified, with frequent, and appreciated assistance from county EMS personnel. The organization operates from two stations with two standard class “A” pumper engines, two four wheel drive class ‘A’ pumper engines, a 102 foot aerial platform truck, a four wheel drive “brush” truck, and various other specialized fire apparatus.
In 2015, volunteers responded to 430 fire calls from the Dare County line to the beach strand. The service area is nearly fourteen (14) miles in length, but an average of only one half (1/2) mile in width.