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Online Requalification's are available for the Firefighter, Instructor, Hazardous Materials and Driver Operator Programs. Please watch the online requalification instructional video for directions.

Please review the instructional video

Once you complete the video instructions please go to the OSFM 24 page and select "Print Transcripts and Training Records".

If you have any questions please email Jessica. Lashbrook at

Fire and Rescue Commission

The Fire and Rescue Commission staff coordinate and operate the State Fire and Rescue Incident Reporting System (NCFIRS), serve as the state representative and coordinator for the US Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy, and manage the state's voluntary certification system, which is comprised of 28 subjects and has more than 100,000 fire and rescue participants.

Fire and Rescue Training

The Fire and Rescue Training Division Trains North Carolina emergency services personnel in fire and rescue practices, Provides upgrade training to fire and rescue instructors and Hosts specialized training schools.

Research and Program Development

The Research and Program Development Division facilitates curriculum/training development and related audio/visual materials, through programs like Pocket Tools Training, for Fire/Rescue and Injury Prevention programs. In addition, this section designs and develops informational and educational materials for publication and distribution to the public.

Fire/Rescue Grants and Relief Funds

The Fire/Rescue Grants and Relief Funds Administers and processes the Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Rescue/EMS grant programs as well as the Firefighter Relief and Rescue Workers Relief Funds. Together, both sets of programs collect and disburse over $12 million annually.

Ratings and Inspections

The Ratings and Inspections Division is responsible for inspecting and surveying fire districts for minimum 9S requirements for fire protection under the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCCRS). The division also serves as a resource to fire districts, local governments and emergency personnel who need assistance with district mapping, record keeping, contract agreements, benefits, and more.

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Every year in North Carolina, some 200 children die from accidental injuries and another 45,000 visit a doctor’s office for treatment of such injuries. Safe Kids North Carolina works to prevent these injuries in children 14 and under through education and outreach.

Injury Prevention Section

The Injury Prevention Section of the NC Department of Insurance- Office of State Fire Marshal serves as a resource to local programs for support regarding injury prevention from birth to senior adults.


Manufactured Building Division

The Manufactured Building Division Serves as the State Administrative Agency for the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the State of North Carolina. Assures that manufactured homes are constructed in accordance with federal standards and installed in accordance with North Carolina regulations.

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Pyrotechnic Operator Certification

During the 2009 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 563 and created N.C. General Statute 58-82A-1 aimed at preventing pyrotechnic disasters and/or tragedies from occurring in North Carolina.

The new law requires anyone discharging/operating pyrotechnics or proximate explosives to attend a training course and earn a pyrotechnics operator license before conducting a pyrotechnics display in North Carolina, effective February 1, 2010.


Fire Safety Programs

Fire Safety Programs is both a resource for the general public and fire service personnel of North Carolina regarding legislation that has been implemented to protect the public from fire.


Risk Management

The Risk Management Division seeks to minimize the adverse effects of property and casualty losses to the State and to the public through building code administration, facility inspections, risk management services, and a wide range of insurance coverages.