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[GACE] Deputy Fire Marshal - Wake County, NC

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The Deputy Fire Marshal conducts state mandated periodic fire
inspections as required by the North Carolina Fire Code and performs plan review and field inspections for new construction projects. The position responds to emergency scenes and provides technical support for fire origin and cause investigations and any other emergency support. The position assists with emergency services training and fills in for on-duty emergency response personnel as needed. This position will report directly to the Deputy Director
Primary Duties:.
• Inspects buildings with electrical, plumbing, mechanical, heating, ventilation, and/or fire protection installations during construction and examines completed installations for compliance with applicable codes, standards and ordinances.
• Conducts periodic fire prevention inspections in existing facilities and schools.
• Examines plans and specifications to ensure conformance with applicable codes and makes recommendations.
• Inspects day cares, family care homes, elderly care homes and ABC licensed facilities for compliance.
• Issues fire protection permits required by State fire prevention code and local ordinances.
• Receives and investigates complaints received from the public.
• Responds to fire scenes to conduct fire investigations throughout the County for determining the origin and cause of fires.
• Contacts and confers with law enforcement and forensic agencies on legal aspects, scene documentation, and case dispositions and makes decisions affecting the outcome of legal proceedings.
• Documents fire scenes thoroughly by means of mapping, sketching and photography, clarifies conditions and locations of fire scene elements prior, during, and after fire occurrences, in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association, US Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and State Bureau of Investigations standards.
• Interacts with State and federal investigative agencies to make determinations of origin and cause on larger scale or death related incidents.
• Testifies in court to conclusions of origin and cause of fires.
• Responds as needed to all significant emergency incidents within Wake County, including municipal jurisdictions, 24 hours a day.
• Prepares and maintains all records and produces reports on all assigned programs.
• Provides support in planning, organizing, and managing daily shift operations for efficiency and effectiveness.
• Serves in the absence of the Fire/Rescue Shift Supervisor as required.
• Conducts public educational fire prevention programs, lectures, and demonstrations upon request.
• Provides media with public service announcements on various topics.
• Assists fire departments with displays and programs to include Fire Prevention Week activities.

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