Fire Department FAQ’S

The Town of Swansboro has responsibility, within its planning jurisdiction, for enforcing the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. This code requires that all building occupancies (except one and two-family dwellings) be inspected on a periodic basis.

A fire inspection for:

  • Retail/Office/Others – Every 3 years
  • Daycare/Nursing Care/Group Homes – Every year

A fire inspection for:

  • Hotel/Assemblies/Education – Every 3 years

A fire suppression inspection for:

  • High-volume cooking operations such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cooking – Every 3 months
  • Low-volume cooking operations such as places of religious worship, season businesses, and senior centers – Yearly
  • Cooking operations utilizing solid-fuel burning cooking appliances – Every month
  • All other cooking operations – Every 6 months

*A reinspection fee of $60.00 will be charged for a failed fire inspection.


Fire safety is something we all should make a priority. The Swansboro Fire Department can assist you with fire safety questions or concerns. You can call the station at 910-326-5908 for immediate needs or you can learn about fire safety in the following links.


A home fire extinguisher can be a lifesaver. Placed near an exit, in an easy-to-grab spot, it can put out a small fire before the firefighters arrive, or at least suppress the flames while you escape.
All household extinguishers are classified A, B, or C (or a combination of these) on the label to indicate which types of fires ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids, or electrical you can use them on. Many of the ones sold at home stores are classified A:B:C and fight all three types of fires.
explore the guide to knowing the different types and sizes of fire extinguishers as well as how to use them and recharge them.

The Town of Swansboro has ordinances which allow certain types of burning within the town limits and the White Oak Fire District. Please call the fire station at 910-326-5908 if you have any questions about what you may legally burn.

The Swansboro Fire Department does not install car seats. Please contact the Jacksonville Police Department at 910-455-1472 or the Jacksonville Fire Department at 910-455-8080 to set up an appointment with their certified car seat installation technicians. This is a free service to the public.

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