The Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) is the core of community fire safety and fire education programs. The FMO is responsible for the daily inspections of industrial and commercial facilities and the implementation of a company fire prevention and pre-fire program.The FMO is also responsible for plans checking, permit approvals and new construction inspections.
Another duty of the FMO is to investigate how a fire started. By state law all fires have to be investigated to determine the cause and origin. If the fire is criminal in nature the police department become involved. As with the Mount Holly Police Department, the FMO works side by side with Mount Holly Utility department to ensure an adequate amount of water is available to fight fires. The FMO is located at the Headquarter Station (433 Killian Avenue, Mount Holly) and is staffed by the Fire Marshal.
The Department provides a variety of safety and public education programs.
Visits to the fire station are a popular activity for children. Visits may be arranged by telephone, 704-822-2927 and talking with the on-duty Fire Captain.
A Fire Station "Open House" will be an annual event at Station 34. We are planning on holding future Open Houses in September.
Department personnel visit classrooms at local schools with a fire prevention message each October during National Fire Prevention Week.
You will often find firefighters at Mount Holly events, Festivals, the Mount Holly Christmas parade National Night to name a few.
Since the Clean Air Act of 1990, propane has been a popular fuel source for many households' especially for gas-powered barbeque grills. Propane tanks burn more cleanly, are less expensive, and cook faster than other fuel sources. As with any fuel source, though, it's important to take precautions when operating your propane tanks and gas grills.
Follow these eight tips and keep safety first during your next cookout.
Even though you don't have to be concerned about propane gas leaks with charcoal grills, you do need take precautions against another kind of gas; carbon monoxide. Because charcoal produces carbon monoxide, which is highly toxic, you should never burn your charcoal grill inside your home, a tent, a vehicle, or any other enclosed area.
Keep the following four safety tips in mind when using your charcoal grills:
The fire department will offer assistance with placement of detectors in the home, please call the fire department at 704-822-2927.