Prevention

Wilson Fire Prevention Bureau

The Wilson Fire Prevention Bureau's goal is to provide a system of life and property conservation via public education, fire inspections, code enforcement, and plans review of new construction and fire protection equipment installation. Investigate all fires for cause/origin determination and to assist the Police Dept via the Arson Task Force to insure arrest and prosecution of arsonists. Also to provide essential training in fire inspections, fire prevention & education.

Fire Marshal

Byron Kilpatrick – Fire Marshal  

A 35 years veteran of the fire services, Marshal Kilpatrick is a state certified Level III Fire Inspector, Level II, Hazardous Materials Technician, Level II Fire Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician and Water Rescue Technician.  He holds an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology and a Bachlors Degree in Fire Protection Technology and a Bachlors Degree in Fire Protection Engineering.  In addition, he is a member of the Regional Hazardous Material Team and a part-time adjunct instructor for Wilson Community College's Fire Protection Technology Program.  He is responsible for administering all aspects of the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code. bkilpatrick@wilsonnc.org

Inspections

   Blake Holloman -Deputy Fire Marshal

Holloman has served in the department for 10 years and is a State Certified Level III Fire Inspector, Level II Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire and EMS Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, and CPR Instructor.  A graduate from Barton College, Holloman holds degrees in Business Administration and Business Management.    Holloman continues his training by volunteering with Silver Lake Fire Department and Wilson County Rescue Squad.  He also, serves as part-time instructor with Wilson Community College and Nash Community College, where he teaches Firefighter, EMS, CPR, and Vehicle Extrication Classes.  As a fire inspector, Holloman ensures safety and code compliance throughout the City of Wilson and enforces the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code.  He can be contacted at 252-399-2844 or bholloman@wilsonnc.org

  Joe Register - Fire Inspector

Register is a 21 year veteran of the fire service.  A state certified firefighter and Level II Fire Inspector responsible for the enforcement of the NC State Fire prevention Code.   jregister@wilsonnc.org  

  Chad Griffiths - Fire Inspector

Griffiths began service to Wilson Fire/Rescue Services in 2013.  As Fire Inspector Level II, he graduated from East Carolina University and holds a BA in Environmental Health Sciences and Safety with strengths in monitoring & regulating hazardous waste,  fire & chemical safety SOPs,  OSHA & MSDS regulatory compliance,  air sampling ,and  HAZMAT & occupational safety hazard programs while conducting inspections in many different areas. Griffiths continues his training by volunteering with Silver Lake Fire Department. Griffiths ensures safety and code compliance throughout the City of Wilson and enforces the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code.  He can be contacted at 252-399-2322 or cgriffiths@wilsonnc.org.

After Inspection

The Wilson Fire/Rescue Service's mission is to assist the public in protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, and potential disasters or events that effect the community and environment.

The N.C. Fire Prevention Code is a set of minimum mandatory Fire-Safety Standards that apply to all occupancies in North Carolina with the exception of one and two family dwellings. The Fire Prevention Code is uniformly enforced in all areas of the state, and applies to both new and existing buildings.

AFTER THE INSPECTION has been developed to assist you in better understanding fire safety issues from a code enforcement standpoint.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Wilson Fire/Rescue Service Fire Prevention Program. This booklet was designed to provide our customers/citizens basic information about the N.C. Fire Prevention Code. We hope this booklet will assist you by better understanding this important program.

If you have any questions, or concerns, or need a fire safety program or consultation, please contact the Fire Marshal's Office during normal business hours (399-2880).  

Sincerely,
Don Oliver, Fire Chief
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services