The Fire Marshal, John Lewis, is responsible for enforcing the local and state fire codes, inspections, investigations, prevention, and educating the public on fire safety. The majority of the Fire Marshal's time is spent performing state required fire inspections.
All fire inspections are done in accordance with the NC. Fire Code. Fire prevention and public education are done by request.
Any training for the public can be scheduled through the Fire Marshal's Office. Training is done free of charge. Available training includes:
- Business and Residential Fire Safety
- Cooking Safety
- Fire Extinguisher Operation
- Holiday Safety
- Miscellaneous Customer Requests.
Opening a New Business
Before starting a new business, it is recommended that business owners contact the Fire Marshal's Office and set up a courtesy "walk through" of the building where the business will be. This will hopefully eliminate costly problems when the final fire inspection is done before the business can open.