General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Rutherford County Emergency Communications. Our goal is to provide prompt, efficient and courteous emergency services to the citizens of Rutherford  County. Rutherford County Emergency Communications personnel are committed to excellence in the delivery of these services while treating people with dignity and respect.


The Rutherford County Emergency Communications  is responsible for processing all emergency and non emergency calls for service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These calls include, but are not limited to, law enforcement emergencies, fire emergencies, medical emergencies and various other requests for services.

We provide dispatch services for the following agencies:

Rutherford  County Sheriff’s Office
Forest City  Police Department
Lake Lure  Police Department
Rutherfordton Police Department
Spindale Police Department 

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services
Rutherford County Fire Marshal

Bills Creek Fire Department 
Bostic fire Department 
Cherry Mtn. Fire Department 
Chimney Rock Fire Department 
Cliffside Fire Department 
S.D.O Fire Department 
Ellenboro Fire Department 
Fairfield Fire Department
Forest City Fire Department  
Green Hill Fire Department 
Hudlow Fire Department 
Lake Lure Fire Department 
Rutherfordton Fire Department 
Sandy Mush Fire Department 
Shingle Hollow Fire Department
Spindale Fire Department 
Union Mills Fire Department 

North Carolina Forest Service

 Rutherford County Emergency Communications
153 Sparks Dr. Forest City, NC 28043
Communications: 828-286-2911
Administration: 828-287-6051