Fire Marshal Office

The Fire Marshal's Office is a division of the Fire Department and is charged with regulating and inspecting construction of new buildings and inspection of existing buildings for compliance with the State of North Carolina Building Codes. Furthermore, State laws mandate fire origin and cause be determined to protect the public from crimes, hazardous materials releases and improperly designed equipment and/or appliances.

This division is responsible for performing:

  • Building/Site Plan Review for all new commercial and residential development within the City's jurisdiction;
  • Issuing and collecting fees for all Fire and Special Use Permits;
  • Conduction of all fire inspections that pertain to an issued permit;
  • Enforcement of Fire Code and City Ordinances that pertain to minimum standards;
  • Performing Fire Inspections in Assembly, Business, Mercantile, Factory-Industrial, Hazardous, Daycare, Foster Care, Institutional, Educational and Custodial Care Facilities;
  • Conducting safety inspections of large spectator events;
  • Conduction of fire investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires and/or hazardous conditions and prosecution of suspects involved in Arson, Illegal Burning or Insurance Fraud crimes.

The Division is comprised of a Fire Marshal (Division Chief rank), two (2) Deputy Fire Marshals (Plans Review-New Construction and Existing Construction), and six (6) Assistant Fire Marshals. To ask a question, give a suggestion, or let us know how we are doing, you can call us directly at 704-920-5517 or e-mail us at

Click here for Fire Marshal Office downloads and permits. 


Fire Prevention and Education

The Concord Fire Department is proactive toward fire & life safety education. The goal of the fire department's fire & life safety education program  is to prepare all Shareholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to be safer and healthier citizens by providing opportunities to enhance their awareness of total life safety.

Concord fire safety houseThe mission of the Concord Fire Department's Fire & Life Safety Education Program is to increase the public's basic knowledge and skills in many areas of life safety as well as injury prevention. By enlightening the shareholders of Concord about the hazards of everyday life, Concord Fire wants life safety education to be a life long learning process. Typically fire departments have concentrated on fire safety and fire education. Now with many Fire Departments responding to much more than just fire emergencies, their direction towards public education must also be altered. Since your department responds to all kinds of emergencies, big or small, we must also be responsible for educating our shareholders about how to deal with these emergencies, as well as how to prevent them.

Fire & life safety education will promote safety and unintentional injury and provide survival skills for a wide range of everyday hazards. The educator will create a presentation specific to the needs of the audience, and then provide follow up sessions or activities if necessary. The life safety opportunity will usually include visuals like a video, working smoke detector and a non-working smoke detector. Hands on opportunities are also available for children by scheduling the Fire Safety House where participants actually practice home fire education, and for adults with fire extinguisher training. Examples of presentations include but are not limited to: Senior Citizen Fire Safety, Beginning Bike Safety, Evacuation Planning, Home Fire Hazards, Severe Weather, First Aid, Water Safety, and Pedestrian Safety. The educational opportunities can be shared with the public through a variety of settings: business, educational, social, community, etc.

Education Services

  • Fire & Life Safety Educational Programs in schools, churches, communities, civic organizations, businesses, etc (Courses can also be taught in Spanish).
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Fire Truck Display
  • Sparky the Fire Dog (CFD/NFPA Mascot) Visits
  • Fire Extinguisher Training Courses
  • Children's Fire Safety House Courses
  • Fire Drill Assistance and Evaluation
  • Juvenile Fire-Setter Intervention Program
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Installations
  • Home Fire Safety Check/Inspections
  • Parade and/or Event Participation or Standbys
  • Provide inspection and installation of child safety seats for vehicles. (An official inspection station operates on each Monday except holidays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station No. 3 located at 100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N.)


If you are interested in scheduling a fire & life safety education program or event click here to download a Fire Prevention Program Request Form. 

All requests for fire & life safety education programs or events shall be submitted at least 30-days prior to the date of the event. 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about a fire & life safety issue please call the Fire Marshal's Office at 704-920-5517.

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Jacob Williams
Fire Chief

Thomas Knox
Deputy Chief 

Steven McLendon
Deputy Chief

(704) 920-5516

Fire Marshal Office
-Fire & Life Safety Education
(704) 920-5517

100 Warren C. Coleman Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027 link