While many folks are used to locally funded emergency services with paid employees, such as police, fire and EMT, some of Hatteras Island's services are volunteer only. Like in the days of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, water and fire rescue are 100% volunteer-based, with bravely trained islanders risking their lives to save the lives of others, locals and visitors alike.
From shipwrecks and graveyards to beautifully preserved buildings, Hatteras is home to historical moments worthy of remembrance. From fishing to hurricanes and being known as the blue marlin capital of the world, Hatteras brings no shortage of awe-inspiring moments. When you come to visit the Outer Banks you will be immersed in a culture rich with history.