Duplin County NC

Fire & Emergency Management

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management works to protect the citizens of Duplin County through prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Working with public and private sectors involving local, state, and federal partners, Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management seeks to provide a customer service focused program for all of the citizens and visitors of Duplin County. 

General Services: 
  • ALE Permits
  • Disaster Preparedness & Plan Review
  • Emergency Drill Coordination and Facilitation
  • Emergency Incident Response
  • Fire Origin & Cause Investigations
  • Fire Prevention Public Education
  • NC Fire Prevention Code Inspections & Permits
  • Duplin County Government Workplace Safety Program

Note: All Code, Plan & Permit Reviews require one electronic copy and one hard copy submitted, and are subject to 7 days for review once documentation is received.

Click here for the Online Payment Portal

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management manages and serves the 25 fire departments that provide service to districts inside Duplin County. Working to help these fire departments to reduce their insurance ratings, allows the department to provide better service and to reduce homeowners’ insurance premiums. Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management also serves as a working component of the Duplin County Firefighters’ Association. To see more about this group please click the link. 

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management serves as a working component of the Duplin County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The Duplin County LEPC serves to protect and inform the public on regulations and reporting of organizations that handle hazardous materials. To see more about this group please click the link above.

Staff Members

Brittany Malone – Administrative Support Specialist
910-372-9210
brittany.malone@duplincountync.com
Brittany assists with administrative coordination, billing, and scheduling of daily services and tasks. Brittany is the point of contact for internal and external customers for assistance in reaching the appropriate service, information gathering, permits, payment and billing requests, and routing service-specific requests to the appropriate employee.

Brian Matthis – Emergency Management Planner/Fire Investigator
910-372-9213
brian.matthis@duplincountync.com
Brian is responsible for the daily operation and coordination of Emergency Management activities. Brian is responsible for emergency planning and preparedness review for internal and external customers, along with drills and exercise coordination that evaluate and train first-responders. Brian is also responsible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Hazardous Materials Planning and Response, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and Tier II reporting.

Michael Mahoney – Deputy Fire Marshal
910-372-9215
michael.mahoney@duplincountync.com
Michael is responsible for the recurring Fire Prevention Inspections program. Michael performs daily fire prevention inspections, assists fire departments in scheduling and coordination of planned events, and public fire prevention and education, including Child Passenger Safety Seat program.

Matthew Barwick – Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal
910-372-9214
matthew.barwick@duplincountync.com
Matthew is responsible for the administration, coordination, and direction of the Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, and 911 Communications Departments. Matthew is the point-of-contact for all permits and inspections involving new construction and renovations, including plan-review.

Helpful Links

How to Schedule a Fire Inspection
How to Submit Plans/Drawings for Review
Permit Application for Fire Prevention Inspections of All Types
Online Payment Portal
Fire Prevention Fee Schedule
Hazardous/Unsafe Workplace Anonymous Report
Annual Workplace Safety Self-Inspection Form
Vulnerable Population Registry

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management Facebook Page

Click Here to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts in Duplin County

Matthew Barwick

Matthew Barwick

Director of Emergency Management/Fire Marshal
matthew.barwick@duplincountync.com

Click Here to Complete a Fire Prevention Permit Application
Click Here to Schedule A Fire Inspection
Click Here to Submit Permits & Plan Review
Click Here to Visit the Online Payments Portal

Note: All Code, Plan & Permit Reviews require one electronic copy and one hard copy submitted, and are subject to 7 days for review once documentation is received.

Physical & Mailing Address
209 Seminary St.
Kenansville, NC  28349

Map To Location

Hours of Operation:
M–F 8:00AM -5:00PM.

Staff members are on call 24/7 for Emergencies.

Dial 9-1-1 to report an emergency.