The Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for enforcing fire prevention codes, performing safety inspections, reviewing plans for development, fire investigations, public education, public information, and other related issues. The Fire Marshal also addresses the many diverse hazards and life safety concerns, including water supplies, hazardous materials, life safety, and fire investigations.
Since 1985, it has been mandated that all structures — new and existing — be periodically inspected. This excludes one and two family dwellings. The hazards are then listed for the owner/occupant. It has been estimated that there are approximately 600 facilities in Currituck County that would fall under this mandate.