The top priority of the Fire Prevention Division of the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department is to enhance fire and life safety in the community. This is accomplished primarily through enforcement of North Carolina’s Fire Code. The division coordinates/conducts the department’s fire inspection program routinely inspecting all new and existing commercial buildings in the Town to ensure fire code compliance. The plans for new construction projects are reviewed prior to the beginning of construction to see that the structure will meet all current codes and Town requirements. The division is also responsible for the issuance of permits for various activities that are required by the Town’s Ordinances and Fire Code.
Fire safety education is one of the best ways to prevent fires and the division plans and coordinates a wide variety of programs for the community. The department offers safety education programs to area schools, churches, civic groups and businesses. These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the audience.
Prevention personnel also investigate the cause of fires and related incidents. They work closely with area fire and law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute those people who unlawfully burn property in our community.
The division, which is headed by the town’s Fire Marshal, is a staff of 3 personnel who have received specialized training and certification in fire code enforcement, fire investigation and education programs. Because of the importance of fire prevention and education to the community, the Fire Prevention Division is regularly assisted with their efforts by personnel from the Operations Division.
Fire Marshal - Vacant
Assistant Fire Marshal - Bruce Hennequin
Assistant Fire Marshal - Eddie Jeffers
316 West Bodenhamer Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Special Note: Open burning of leaves and brush is not allowed within the Town limits. For more information on leaf and brush collection, see the Public Works Solid Waste Collections page.
NOTICE: Effective May 1, 2012 all fire extinguisher and commercial cooking fire suppression companies must be registered with both the Forsyth County Fire Department and the Kernersville Fire Marshal's Office in order to do work in Kernersville. Applications for registration can be found here. A list of approved companies can be found here.