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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, 2019
Ken Briscoe, Vice-Chair NC Association of Fire Chiefs September, 2019
Gary Whitman NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2019
Robert Poe NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2017
Phil Welch NC State Firemen's Association September, 2019
Freddy Johnson, Sr. NC State Firemen's Association September, 2018
Jerry Coble NC Fire Marshal's Association September, 2019
Walter M. Gardner, Jr. NC League of Municipalities September, 2019
Cloyce Anders Public-at-Large September, 2019
Kevin Gordon Speaker of the House of Appointee June 30, 2019
Vernon Massengill President of the Senate Appointee June 30, 2019
Jerry Laws Governor's Appointee February, 2019
Joshua Smith Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of NC September, 2016
Ken Andrews NC International Association of Arson Investigators September, 2019
Fannie Greene NC Association of County Commissioners Nominee July, 2018
Vacant, Executive Director Permanent by Position


January 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. cancelled

April 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

July 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

October 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m.


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