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FAQ Topic: Fire Department FAQs

Does the fire department install car seats?

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.

Can I legally burn on my property within the Town limits?

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. https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/swansboronc/uploads/2022/10/FD-Open-Burn.pdf

What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy for my home?

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 … Continued

Where can I get safety tips and information on fire safety?

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. https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/children.html https://www.sparky.org/ https://www.osha.gov/fire-safety https://www.safekids.org/fire  

Why do I need a fire inspection?

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 fee of $100.00 applies for: Retail/Office/Others – Every 3 years Daycare/Nursing Care/Group Homes – Every year … Continued

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