Fire Marshal

Mission Statement

Fire Marshal is responsible for coordination of fire protection activities of the 19 volunteer fire departments providing contract fire protection throughout Warren County. The Fire Marshal's Office assists the departments with training, equipment needs and responds to major incidents.

Fire Department Badge

Primary Functions

The primary functions of the Fire Marshal's Office are:

  • County fire department technical and administrative assistance
  • Emergency management activities
  • Emergency response/fire investigations
  • Fire Commission
  • Public education and training

Volunteer Fire Departments Protecting Warren County

We are very fortunate to have many dedicated and professional firefighters protecting Warren County. Each Firefighter endures many hours of training before answering their first call, and spends many sleepless nights protecting the property of Warren County residents. Volunteer Fire Departments are located throughout the county divided into districts. These departments provide coverage to the entire Warren County area and provide mutual aid to one another when needed on emergencies. The coverage consists of, but not limited to, fire prevention and education, fire response and suppression, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, medical first responders, and much more depending on the specific department. These departments are funded partially by an annual contract fee for fire protection with Warren County however; their main source of funding is County tax dollars and special fund raising events for their operating budgets.

Station & Department

  • 2 - Norlina
  • 3 - Warrenton
  • 4 - Arcola
  • 5 - Drewry
  • 6 - Inez
  • 7 - Afton-Elberon
  • 8 - Hawtree
  • 9 - Macon
  • 10 Ridgeway
  • 11 - Roanoke Wildwood
  • 12 - Churchill Five-Forks
  • 13 - Soul City
  • 14 - Long Bridge
  • Halifax County - Littleton
  • Vance County - Cokesbury
  • Franklin County - Epsom
  • Virginia - Palmer Spring
  • Virginia - Lake Gaston
  • Virginia - Ebony

More Information

For information on any of the 17 Volunteer Fire Departments that provide fire protection and rescue services to Warren County, contact the Fire Marshal's office, at 252-257-1191, ext. 237, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Fire Safety at Home

  • Plan two escape routes out of each room
  • Teach family members to stay low to the ground when escaping from a fire
  • Teach family members never to open doors that are hot, rather feel the bottom of the door with your hand. If it is hot, do not open the door. Find another way out
  • Install smoke detectors. Clean and test smoke detectors once a month
  • Change batteries at least once a year
  • Keep a whistle in each bedroom to awaken household members
  • Check electrical outlets. Do not overload outlets
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher (5 pound, A-B-C type)
  • Have a collapsible ladder on each upper floor of your house
  • Consider installing home sprinklers

Escape Plan

  • In a fire or other emergency, you may need to evacuate your home on a moment's notice. You should be ready to get out fast.
  • Develop an escape plan by drawing a floor plan of your residence. Show the location of doors, windows, stairways, and large furniture as well as indicating the location of emergency supplies (Disaster Supplies Kit), fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, collapsible ladders, first aid kits, and utility shut off points. Next, chart at least two escape routes from each room
  • Finally, mark a place outside of the home where household members should meet in case of fire. If your home has more than two floors, use an additional sheet of paper
  • Practice emergency evacuation drills with all household members at least two times each year.

Fire Investigations

Another part of preventing fires is by fire investigations. By determining the cause and origin of a fire, the Fire Marshal’s Office can better educate and protect the public from the dangers of fire and possibly prevent repeat occurrences through public education. If a fire is determined to be suspicious or the result of arson, a full investigation is done by certified fire scene investigators to determine the circumstances surrounding the fire and to work through the courts to bring the fire setter to justice. Any information concerning suspicious fires should be reported to the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office by calling 252-257-1191, ext. 237. After hours call the Emergency Communications Center at 252-257-3456.