The most visible side of the fire department is the Suppression Division. These are the firefighters that drive the big red fire trucks. What many people do not realize is there is another group of firefighters that fight the fire before it is started by preventing them. These are the fire inspectors.
The Burlington Fire Department strives to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Burlington. One of the most effective ways this can be performed is through periodic inspections of commercial properties inside the city. Commercial properties also include residential facilities that are larger than a single family dwelling or duplex. These inspections are required by the State of North Carolina but we will also provide a courtesy inspection if you have any questions on how to make your business safer.
Please keep in mind the Burlington Fire Department does not perform required home inspections in single family dwellings or duplexes. If you live in the City of Burlington and have someone dressed as a firefighter requesting to do a fire inspection in your home, please deny entry to this person until proper identification can be made. Do not hesitate to ask for some type of identification from our firefighters in any situation. If you believe this is an emergency call 911.
Please contact 336-229-3577 or 336-229-3133 if you have any questions concerning fire inspections. You may also email one of the fire inspectors by clicking on the inspector's name.