Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Division 

The Fire Prevention Division serves the citizens of our community by regularly inspecting commercial and public buildings for fire hazards. The inspectors check for such things as the presence of fire extinguishers, accessible exits, and proper storage of combustible materials. Preventing fires before they start is the most cost-efficient form of fire protection.

The Fire Prevention Division also educates the public about fire safety. Throughout the year fire safety educators visit the schools in the Burlington city limits and educate children about the dangers of fire and how to prevent fires. Fire safety literature is distributed to the children and they are encouraged to discuss the materials with their parents.

Please review the pages on the sidebar for Fire Prevention related activities.

New Residents
The Burlington Fire Department would like to extend a welcome to residents of recently annexed areas as well as residents moving into the area.  Please feel free to find a contact on our contact page if you have any questions.  Details about the fire alarm policy including the application for required registration are available on this website.  Additionally, newly annexed residents need to remember to contact the company responsible for monitoring their fire alarm system.  Kathryn Crawford can provide the new number to give to the monitoring company so a fire alarm is properly routed to our communications center.

For additional information contact:

Burlington Fire Department
Fire Prevention Division
215 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 229-3133
F: (336) 229-3547

Fire Prevention

Fire Safety Information

Fire Safety for Kids

Learn the basics of Fire Safety, from stop, drop and roll to how to safely escape in case of a fire.

Want a copy of, "Fire Safety, What Every Child Should Know"? Contact the Office of Public Information at (336)222-5073.


Tour Your Local Fire Station!
Tours are available upon request of Headquarters Fire Station 215 S. Church Street, (downtown Burlington).

Station tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and include viewing the fire engine and firefighting equipment, as well as talking to firefighters about their jobs. We also entertain you with a safety video.

Fire stations remain “in-service” during tours. Fire companies may need to respond at any time. Please keep this in mind when visiting.

Tour Criteria
  • When scheduling a tour, be prepared to give the following information:
  • Group Name
  • Contact Name and telephone number
  • Group Size
  • Date and time you would like to tour
  • Please include chaperones in your group size.


Schedule a station tour online!  Station Tour Request Form
  • Tours should be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Limit 25 in group
  • School Groups, Cub-Scouts, Pre-schools, and daycares are all invited to participate
  • Tours start at 10:00 am 
  • 45 minutes – 1 hour