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Fire and Rescue Commission


Commission And Boards, Meetings And Policies - Fire And Rescue Commission

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The North Carolina Fire Commission was transferred to the North Carolina Department of Insurance in October, 1985. At that time, the Commissioner of Insurance vowed support of this agency and has since that time supported it with personnel, budget, etc. In July, 1989, the Legislature passed a Bill which changed the makeup of the Commission. The Fire Commission became the Fire and Rescue Commission, with duplicate responsibilities in the area of rescue as was previously held for fire. The Department of Insurance serves as staff to the Commission, with the Commission currently having a permanent staff of seven.

The areas of responsibility for the Commission lie in numerous areas. The General Statutes that control the operation, selection, and duties of the Commission are found in G.S. 58-78-1;. 58-78-5; 58-78-10; 58-78-15; 58-78-20.

The Commission also operates under the duties described in the Administrative Procedures act which seek to clarify additional duties.

Questions regarding Commission programs can be answered by calling 800-634-7854

Information forwarded to the Commission can be sent to the following address:

NC Fire and Rescue Commission
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202

Commission Member Represents Term Expires
C. Harley Cook, Chair NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors September, 2016
Ken Briscoe, Vice-Chair NC Association of Fire Chiefs September, 2016
Gary Whitman NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2016
Robert Poe NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2017
Phil Welch NC State Firemen's Association September, 2016
Freddy Johnson, Sr. NC State Firemen's Association September, 2018
Bill Rogers NC Fire Marshal's Association September, 2016
Walter M. Gardner, Jr. NC League of Municipalities September, 2016
Cloyce Anders Public-at-Large September, 2016
Kevin Gordon Speaker of the House of Appointee June 30, 2016
Ronnie Griffin President of the Senate Appointee June 30, 2016
Jerry Laws Governor's Appointee February, 2018
Joshua Smith Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of NC September, 2016
Matt Davis County Fire Marshal's Association September, 2016
Fannie Greene NC Association of County Commissioners Nominee July, 2017
Rick McIntyre, Executive Director Permanent by Position


January 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m, Location Change:
     Guil-Rand Fire Department
     10506 S. Main Street
     Archdale, NC 27263

April 12, 2106, 10:00 a.m

July 12, 2106, 10:00 a.m - Cancelled

October 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m


Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire Department
2239 Bishop Road
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone (336) 299-4421