Fire Prevention

Burgaw Fire Department's Fire Prevention Plan has three elements: fire inspections, pre-fire surveys and public education. These elements are the backbone of the department's plan to identify hazards, prevent hazardous situations and promote safety within the community.

Fire Inspections

The fire department conducts approximately 275 non-residential fire inspections annually. These inspections insure that all businesses in the Burgaw area are in compliance with the North Carolina Fire Code.

Pre-Fire Surveys

In effort to streamline operations and have a more in-depth perspective of local hazards; the fire department staff completes pre-fire surveys on the commercial buildings in the district. These surveys outline hazards, key fire suppression features and emergency contact information. This gives the fire department valuable information and allows for more efficient operations early in an emergency.

Public Education

Fire department staff is available for most requests, within reason and not during emergency operations, for education to the public on fire safety. This can include requests such as:

  • Bringing the fire truck out to the school or day care during fire prevention month
  • Field trips to the fire station
  • Fire safety talks at schools
  • Fire safety talks to the elderly
  • Fire station tours
  • Handing out fire safety pamphlets
  • Smoke detector installation

Residential Smoke Alarms

Please contact the Burgaw Fire Department if you need a residential smoke alarm or use the Residential Smoke Alarm Request Form online. Burgaw Fire Department wishes all homes to have working smoke alarms, and to meet these wishes the fire department will provide a free smoke alarm to anyone in need. Please contact us if you need a working smoke alarm, they do save lives.