Emergency Management/Fire Marshal
Duplin County Emergency Management works to protect the citizens of Duplin County through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Working in partnership with local, state, federal, and private partnerships, Duplin County Emergency Management seeks to provide an outstanding customer service focused Emergency Management program for all of the citizens of, and visitors of Duplin County. The Fire Marshal duties also fall under this department.
Duplin County Emergency Management is committed to providing mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery associated with natural and man-made disasters to all citizens and visitors of Duplin County.
The Fire Marshal’s office works with the twenty county fire departments and the five out-of-county fire departments that cover the districts inside Duplin County. Working to help those fire departments to reduce their insurance ratings allows the department to help save the citizens money on their insurance. The department is also responsible for routine and special fire inspections to insure a safer environment for living and work as well as providing fire prevention classes in the school system, some of the businesses and civic organizations in Duplin County. The Fire Marshal’s office also issues permits required by the NC Fire Code.
The Fire Marshal’s Office works with the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement offices when a fire is determined to be of a suspicious nature. This department also works to assist the various fire departments in determining the cause and origin of a fire.