The Fire Marshal’s Office works to support fire and life safety for the citizens, businesses and visitors of Burke County. The office is responsible for:
- Building Plan Review
- Fire Inspections
- Fire Investigations
- Fire Prevention
In conjunction with the Community Development Division, the Fire Marshal’s Office conducts building plan reviews to ensure current North Carolina Fire Prevention Code requirements are met. During and after construction, Fire Inspectors ensure and test fire prevention systems for proper installation and operation.
Fire Inspectors conduct routine inspections of businesses, schools, foster homes, daycares on either a one, two or three year cycle as outlined in the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. Fire Inspectors also issue permits as outline in the Fire Prevention Ordinance.
When requested, the Fire Marshal’s Office assists 19 county volunteer and combination Fire Departments with determining fire cause and origin. Fire Investigators will conduct extensive investigations of fires when necessary to pursue prosecution of any criminal activities.
Fire Prevention Programs
The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts and participates in Fire Prevention Programs to assist businesses, industry, civic groups and schools in understanding fire codes and fire prevention.