Fire Marshal

The mission of the Fire Marshal is to preserve life and property from fire, explosion, electrical and related hazards through prevention, life safety education, investigation, and enforcement of fire codes. We also 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 is directed by the County Fire Marshal. The primary functions of the office are:

  1. Fire Prevention Code Enforcement
  2. Fire Prevention Classes
  3. Safety Inspections of All County Buildings

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 following regulations apply to new and existing buildings. The Fire Code primarily regulates:

  1. General Precautions Against Fire
  2. Fire Protection Requirements
  3. Exit and Egress Maintenance
  4. Flammable and Liquid Safety
  5. Other Specialized Operation Safety Requirements

Fire Inspections

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 for:

  • Assembly
  • Common areas of residential (1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses exempt)
  • Hazardous
  • High Rise
  • Institutional

Once every two years for:

  • Educational (except public, private and church schools)
  • Industrial

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