The Support Services Division is led by Assistant Chief Ron Stempien with the assistance of part-time Civilian, Chuck King. This division is responsible for:
- All Apparatus
- Staff Vehicles
- Fire Equipment
- Protective Gear
- Air Packs
- Grant Writing
- Contracts and Services
The Training Division is led by Assistant Chief Chad Cobb with the assistance of Captain Brandon Sutton and part-time Civilian, Lisa Johnson.
Fire Personnel are required to have 240 hours per year including:
- Facilities Training
- Officers Training
- Drivers Training
- Haz-mat Training
- New Driver Training
- Structural Fire Suppression Training
- Technical Rescue
- Auto Aid
Our monthly training hours average 2200 hours collectively. During the average workday, our firefighters are involved in some type of training to improve their skills.
The Training Division is also responsible for insuring adequate training for the specialty teams such as the Water Rescue Team. This training is over and above the regular training required for the firefighters.
Another aspect of our Training Division is Recruitment and Fire Safety. Our department is always seeking out those that are interested in the fire service. Our application period is open from July 1-July 31. During other times of the year, we can help mentor you to help achieve your goal of a career in the fire service. We also seek to educate the children and adults in our community about fire safety in everyday life. Contact our Training Division at 919-580-4260 for more information about careers, a mentor program, or fire safety education.
Our Inspections Division is led by our Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Vaden Lee and assisted by Captain Timmie Atkinson and part-time Civilian, Rob Stutts. Our Fire Captains and Lieutenants are also qualified Level 1 Fire Inspectors and assist with basic inspections throughout the city.
The goals of the Inspections Division are to:
- Raise the public’s awareness of fire safety considerations
- Identify fire hazards that must be eliminated for a safer environment
- Develop records and reports of inspection information that will serve in public record
- Verify proper functions and maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment.
To schedule an inspection for your location, contact our Fire Marshal at 919-739-7411 or Fire Inspection Captain at 919-739-7408. Plans review and new construction inspections are conducted in close cooperation with the City of Goldsboro Building Inspections Department. To schedule inspections of new construction and fire protection systems you must call the City Inspections Department at 919-580-4385.
All Businesses are required to have a periodic inspection on their facility. The following are examples of types of businesses and their frequency requirements for inspections.
- 1 Year Inspection:
- Assembly – Restaurants, clubs and places of entertainment
- Hazardous – Hazardous materials, flammable liquids facilities
- Institutional – Hospital, nursing homes, licensed care facilities, jails
- High-Rise Buildings and Residential (except one and two family dwellings)
- 2 Year Inspection:
- Industrial Facilities
- Educational Facilities (except public schools)
- 3 Year Inspection:
- Mercantile, Storage Facilities
- Churches and Synagogues
A fire inspection should include checking for the following:
- The means of egress as pertaining to life safety considerations
- Fire protection systems – fire alarms that give early warning to occupants and fire suppression systems that control fire in the early stages
- Heating systems as they affect the furnace, the fuel-supply and ignition systems, vents and chimney
- Electrical systems – including electrical distribution, motors, extension cords, lamps, lighting fixtures, grounding and other related areas.
- Mechanical systems – such as heating and air conditioning systems
- Storage – where materials are being stored and how they are arranged in occupancies. Recycling programs have had an impact on buildings not designed to house these used products until they are scheduled for pickup.
For more detailed information about our Inspections Division or Fire Codes, please contact Fire Marshall Lee at 919-739-7411.
The Operations Division consist of 3 shifts (A, B, and C) and includes a total of 75 personnel. Each Shift is assigned with 1 Assistant/Battalion Chief, 6 Captains/Lieutenants, 6 Engineers, and 12 Firefighters. Each front line apparatus is operated with 4 personnel. We operate 6 companies out of 5 stations including 1 Engine company per station and our Tower company out of Station 1. The Assistant/Battalion Chief operates out of Station 1.
The Operations Division works a schedule of:
24 hours on
24 hours off
24 hours on
24 hours off
24 hours on
96 hours off
This averages to a 56 hour work week. Each shift begins and ends at 08:00.
While many citizens assume the fire department only respond to calls related to an actual fire, we actually respond to many other types of incidents. Our Operations Division responds to emergencies involving EMS, vehicle accidents, trench rescues, water rescues, extrication, false alarms, as well as all fire related emergencies.