According to the “Fire Loss in the United States During 2021” report, published by NFPA, there were roughly 1.35 million fires in the United States in 2021, causing a reported 3,800 civilian fire deaths and 14,700 civilian injuries. The property damage caused by these fires was nearly $15.9 billion.
A critical part of reducing the loss of life, injuries, and property damage from these hazards is fire prevention. The Carroll County Fire Marshal and his certified Fire Inspectors carry out the mission of Fire Prevention to ensure the public’s safety through inspections, permits, education, and enforcement of fire codes.
The Carroll County Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for enforcing the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards, national fire codes, and Carroll County Code of Ordinances, to ensure the identification and mitigation of fire and life safety hazards.
The Fire Marshal’s office performs the following duties as prescribed by Title 25, Chapter 2 O.C.G.A.:
Conduct fire & life safety inspections of existing buildings and structures.
Review plans and specifications for proposed buildings and structures.
Issue fire permits for special use of buildings.
Issue permits for special events.
For a list of Fire Inspections that the Carroll County Fire Marshal’s office performs or to request a Fire Inspection click the link below.