Fire Prevention

Primary Methods of Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Building Standards Division (permits, inspections, and plans review)
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire data collection
  • Fire prevention and safety education
  • Technical and regulatory advisors for local fire boards and associations
  • Fire Department training
Fire Prevention and Safety Education
School Program
The Iredell County Fire Marshal's Office does numerous Fire Education programs throughout the year for various age groups and affiliations. Our most structured Fire Education program is directed at the 4th graders in public and private schools in the county. Approximately 1,500 kids are involved in this year's program. We meet with each 4th grade class for 1 hour each month throughout the school year.

Some of the topics covered in our lessons include: Stop, Drop, and Roll; E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drills In The Home); Holiday Fire Safety; How to Report an Emergency; and the Chemistry of Fire.

We believe that it is very important to educate the children in such things as not making false calls to 911, and we also believe that our labor is paying off as the national average of false calls dropped 8.5% last year. This is just 1 example that makes us feel that it is important to spend time with our children. We think that a lesson learned as a child just might last a lifetime.
Fire Safety Bowl
The Fire Safety Bowl is a contest for 4th and 5th grade children to test their knowledge of fire safety. Each school can bring a team of 5 players and 1 teacher/coach to the competition to try to win money as well as the Fire Safety Bowl trophy for their school. Personal trophies are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. All the players and coaches also receive a Fire Safety Bowl T-shirt. The Fire Safety Bowl is co-sponsored by the ICFMO, the Statesville F.D., the Mooresville F.D. and the Iredell County Firefighters Association. The Fire Safety Bowl is an annual event, with the 2008 Fire Bowl being our 14th.
Fire Education House
The Fire Education House is a mobile replica of a house. It is specifically designed and equipped as a tool to demonstrate how to locate and remove fire hazards in the home and the proper way to escape a smoke filled room.

The "Fire House" is a joint effort of the Iredell County Fire Marshal's Office, Statesville Fire Marshal's Office, and the Iredell County Firefighter's Association and was funded through a grant provided by the Iredell County Partnership for Children.
Fire Safety Training
The ICFMO offers fire safety and fire extinguisher training on request. We will be glad to assist with any concerns/questions concerning evacuation, accountability of personnel, equipment needs, etc. We do a number of fire extinguisher classes annually and will be glad to assist with your training needs. Please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to assist.