I’m Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, and it is my privilege to serve as your State Fire Marshal.
Did you know that on average North Carolina has about 6,000 reported home fires every year? Many of these fires can be prevented, and the damage, injuries and deaths they cause can be minimized with fire prevention efforts. According to a national survey, only one in every four Americans has developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
This site is a tool to help you make your children, students or community safer. In it, you will find information about fires in North Carolina, ways you can prevent fires and safety tips for keeping you and your family safe. There are also materials and teaching tips you adapt for your family. Feel free to download any of these resources and use them in your own home, school or community.