Fire Marshal

Mission Statement

To preserve life and property from fire, explosion, electrical and related hazards through prevention, life safety education, investigation, and enforcement of fire codes. To provide technical assistance to the fire departments, the public, industry and schools in obtaining these goals.

Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Program

The following is designed to provide Anson County businesses and the public with basic information about the Fire Code Program.

The Anson County Fire Marshal's Office is funded by the Anson County Board of Commissioners and its primary functions are: 

        Fire Prevention Code Enforcement 
        Fire Prevention Classes 
        Safety Inspections of All County Buildings 

Please note that the Towns of Wadesboro and Polkton provide Fire Prevention Code Enforcement within their town limits.

What is the State Fire Prevention Code? 

The Fire Prevention Code is a set of minimum mandatory fire safety standards that apply to all occupancies in North Carolina with the exception of one and two family dwellings. The Fire Prevention Code is uniformly enforced in all areas of the State. 

The Fire Code primarily regulates: 

        General Precautions Against Fire 
        Fire Protection Requirements 
        Electrical Safety 
        Exit and Egress Maintenance 
        Flammable and Liquid Safety 
        Other Specialized Operation Safety Requirements 

These regulations apply to new and existing buildings.

How often will Anson County Provide a Fire Inspection? 

The Anson County Fire Marshal's Office will respond to any complaint made to our office. Otherwise, inspections of occupancies will be provided on the following schedule:

Once Every Year:  Hazardous, Institutional, High Rise, Assembly, Common areas of residential (1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses exempt).

Once Every Two (2) Years:  Educational (except public, private and church schools) and industrial.

605 McLaurin St.
Wadesboro, NC

Rodney Diggs, Fire Marshal
Phone: 704-994-3272