Chief Herman "Blue" Born

Fire Chief Blue Born

After twenty-one years with the Wilmington Fire Department, Battalion Chief Herman “Blue” Born accepted a position to lead the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department Fire Department. Chief Born, with over 30 years of fire service experience, began his career with the Wilmington Fire Department in February 1999 as a Captain and Fire Investigator in the Fire & Life Safety Division.  He was later promoted to Battalion Chief and Fire Marshall for that same Division.  Through the course of his career with the Department, Battalion Chief Born also served as Battalion Chief of Operations and Battalion Chief of the Training Division. Born received an Associate Degree in Science for Business Management.  He later received his Associate Degree in Science in Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration and is actively working toward his MA in Organizational Leadership and Public Administration.

Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department

Name Title Email
Blue Born Fire Chief [email protected]
Bob Prevatt Assistant Fire Chief   [email protected]
Jimmie Causey Fire Captain (A Shift)  [email protected]
Jeff Thom Fire Engineer (A Shift) [email protected]
Billy Currie Fire Engineer (A Shift) [email protected]
 Zac Prince Fire Engineer (A Shift) [email protected]
Johnny Wells Fire Captain (B Shift) [email protected]
Joshua Smith Fire Engineer (B Shift) [email protected]
Ben Wisner Fire Engineer (B Shift) [email protected]
Robert Fuller Fire Engineer (B Shift) [email protected]
Colin Cruikshank Senior Fire Captain (C Shift) [email protected]
 Josh Lilly Fire Engineer (C Shift) [email protected]
Mickey Lawing Fire Engineer (C Shift) [email protected]
Part Time 

Scott Carpenter/ Firefighter/EMT
James McLamb/ Firefighter/EMT 
Justin Stone/ Firefighter/EMT 
Robert Yoho/ Firefighter/EMT
Chuck Wease/ Firefighter/EMT


John Cruikshank/ Firefighter
Kevin Dempsey/ Firefighter
Eric Lowder/ Firefighter
Brandon Moore/ Firefighter/EMT
McKenzie Moore/ Firefighter
Neal Northrup/ Traffic Control 
Vincent Stimpson/ Firefighter
Matt Stuhr/ Firefighter/EMT