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.
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.
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.
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.