The Cary Fire Department is organized into four divisions: Administration, Logistics, Operations and Training.
The Administration division manages the day-to-day business activities of the Fire Department as it interacts with the public, Town departments, other governmental agencies, and the media. It develops and administers the annual budget and reviews and revises current service levels. It manages the Town’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification and its International Accreditation status through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
As part of the Fire Department, the Fire Marshal Division enforces the N.C. Fire Prevention Code (IFC - with N.C. Amendments), Town of Cary Standard Specifications, as well as referenced Standards. We perform more than 6,000 fire inspections a year, including state-mandated fire inspections in town and extra-territorial jurisdiction businesses and industries.
In addition, our inspectors perform building, site and fire protection plans review for new development, building expansions and renovations. All plans are submitted to the Inspections and Permits Department at Town Hall. Additionally, we issue operational and construction permits as required by the N.C. Fire Prevention Code (IFC - with N.C. Amendments).
Logistics is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all capital assets to include Fire Department facilities, firefighting apparatus and equipment, department vehicles, and technology assets.
The Operations division manages the emergency response segment of the organization. As the largest group within the department it is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical service, and technical rescue within the Town's corporate limits. The department also participates in the county-wide mutual aid program. The department currently operates out of 9 fire stations and an administrative office.
The Training division provides personnel with state mandated training in firefighting, technical rescue, hazardous materials, incident command and emergency medical technician for the suppression group. This group also coordinates an in-house leadership development program tailored for the company and chief officers. The division also manages all health and safety issues and monitor regulations and recommended practices by NFPA and OSHA regarding health and safety regulations.