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Services provided by the Fire Marshal’s Office can be categorized into five basic areas:

  1. Conducting state mandated fire inspections and enforcement of the NC Fire Code to find and reduce fire hazards in various public occupancies
  2. Conducting fire origin and cause investigations to determine how fires are started and prevent their recurrence while pursuing criminal prosecution of those who intentionally set fires
  3. Coordinating fire suppression and homeowner insurance premium reduction efforts through a county-wide fire protection network of both volunteer and career fire departments
  4. Conducting various fire and life safety education programs to educate the public on how to live more safely
  5. Serving as the departmental back-up for the office of Emergency Management, coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for natural and man-made disasters