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Fire Marshal

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1578 Gastonia, NC 28053 -1578 
Location: 615 North Highland St., Gastonia
Telephone: 704-866-3355 
Afterhours Phone: 704-866-3300

Hours: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM
On Call 24 Hours per Day

The mission of the Gaston County Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is to reduce the loss of life and property due to fire.  Services provided by the Fire Marshal’s Office can be categorized into five basic areas.  These areas include 1) conducting state mandated fire inspections and enforcement of the NC Fire Code to find and reduce fire hazards in various public occupancies, 2) conducting fire origin and cause investigations to determine how fires are started and prevent their recurrence while pursuing criminal prosecution of those who intentionally set fires, 3) coordinating fire suppression and homeowner insurance premium reduction efforts through a county-wide fire protection network of both volunteer and career fire departments, 4) conducting various fire and life safety education programs to educate the public on how to live more safely, and 5) serving as the departmental back-up for the office of Emergency Management, coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for natural and man-made disasters.