Office of the Fire Marshal

Purpose

Protect life and property from fire, explosion and natural hazards by enforcement of the State Fire Prevention Code, public fire prevention and safety education, and investigation of fire and explosive incidents.

Our fire marshals are certified by the North Carolina Code Qualification Board to enforce the North Carolina State Fire Code. All fire marshals are certified firefighters, fire officers, hazardous material incident commanders and technicians. In conducting fire investigations, our fire marshals are North Carolina Department of Insurance Certified Fire Investigators with experience in fire scene examinations and courtroom testimony. Carteret County Fire Marshals are certified in fire service disciplines by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

​Fire Marshal Services

Fire Investigations
Fire Code Safety Inspections
Fire Prevention Education
Burning permits
Assist fire departments and communities in lowering their Fire Insurance Ratings