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

Staff Organizational Chart (June 2022)