The mission of Hertford County Office of Fire Marshal is to prevent and reduce the incidence of fire by increasing awareness and knowledge of fire safety. This mission will be accomplished through fire prevention education, fire investigations and North Carolina Fire Prevention Code compliance inspections.
Christopher E. Smith
Hertford County Fire Marshal
Senior Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (252) 358-7861
Fax: (252) 358-7899
102 Industrial Park Road
Winton, NC 27986
P.O. Box 566
Winton, NC 27986
Thank you for taking time to learn more about the Hertford County Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Program. This information will provide the Hertford County businesses and public with basic information about the Fire Prevention Code Program. We hope that after reading this information you will have a better understanding of this important program.
What is the Hertford County Fire Marshal's Office?
- Fire Prevention Code Enforcement
- Fire/Rescue Training
- Public Education and Training
- Safety Inspections of all County Buildings
- Fire Investigations
- Emergency Response
- Emergency Management Activities
- County Fire Department Technical and Administrative Assistance
What is the Hertford County Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Program?
What is the State Fire Prevention Code?
The Fire Code generally regulates:
General precautions against fire
Fire protection requirements
Exit and egress maintenance
Flammable and combustible liquid safety
Other specialized operation safety requirements
These regulations apply to new and existing buildings.
CLICK HERE to view common code violations with pictures.
How Often Will Hertford County Provide A Fire Inspection?
Once Every Year: Hazardous, Institutional, High Rise, Assembly, Common Areas of residential (multi-family dwelling and townhouses).
Once Every Two Years: Industrial and Educational (except public schools, which are performed every 6 months).
Once Every Three Years: Business, Mercantile, Storage, Churches and Synagogues.
This is the minimum required schedule for inspections. This does not prevent the authority having jurisdiction from conducting more frequent inspections than the above listed schedule.
Who Will Perform These Fire Safety Inspections?
How Will the Fire Inspection Program Work?
On the re-inspection date, an inspector will return or call to confirm that all necessary corrections have been made. If corrections have not been properly abated, a second re-inspection date will be set.
How Do I report a Hazard or Violation?
Call (252) 358-7861 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or complete the Fire Code Compliant Form.
Notice: All Fire Inspection Reports are public records and are available upon request.