Fire and Rescue Commission

The North Carolina Fire Commission was transferred to the North Carolina Department of Insurance in October, 1985 and has since supported it with personnel, budget, etc. In July, 1989, the Legislature passed a Bill which changed the makeup of the Commission from The Fire Commission to the Fire and Rescue Commission, adding responsibilities in the area of rescue as was previously held for fire. The Department of Insurance serves as staff to the Commission, with the Commission currently having a permanent staff of seven.

Policies & Procedures

The North Carolina State Fire & Rescue Commission is governed by the terms of Article 78 of Chapter 58 of the General Statutes of North Carolina. In addition, it complies with the bylaws for its internal management,  as well as the Administrative Procedures Act that clarifies additional duties.

NC Fire & Rescue Commission Bylaws

Members

Commission Member Represents Term Expires
C. Harley Cook, Chair NC Society of Fire Rescue Instructors September, 2022
Phil Welch, Vice-Chair North Carolina Firefighters' Association September, 2022
Ryan Cole NC Association of Fire Chiefs March, 2024
Gary Whitman NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2024
Robert Poe NC Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc. September, 2023
Freddy Johnson, Sr. North Carolina Firefighters' Association September, 2024
Tim Henshaw NC Fire Marshal's Association December, 2024
Walter M. Gardner, Jr. NC League of Municipalities September, 2022
Cloyce Anders Public-at-Large September, 2022
Kevin Gordon Speaker of the House of Appointee June, 2022
Vernon Massengill President of the Senate Appointee June, 2022
Scott Mullins Governor's Appointee September, 2024
Joshua Smith Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of NC September, 2022
Andy Thomas NC International Association of Arson Investigators September, 2022
Randy Thompson NC Association of County Commissioners August, 2023
Brian Taylor, Executive Director   Permanent by Position

Contact

Questions regarding the NC Fire & Rescue Commission can be directed to Brian Wade.

Phone: 1-800-634-7854

NCDOI – Office of State Fire Marshal
Attn: Fire and Rescue Commission
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1202

Archived Meeting Minutes

Tab/Accordion Item

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2022 January

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2022 April

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2021 April

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2020 January

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2020 August.

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2019 January

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2019 April

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2019 July - Meeting was cancelled

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2019 October

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2018 January - Meeting was cancelled

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2018 April

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2018 July

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2018 October - Meeting was cancelled

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2017 January - Meeting was cancelled

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2017 April

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2017 July

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2017 October

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2016 January

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2016 April

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2016 July - Meeting was cancelled

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2016 November

Minutes from the last five years will be kept online. If you need minutes from older meetings, please contact OSFM.

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2015 January

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2015 April

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2015 July - Meeting was cancelled

NCFRC Meeting Minutes 2015 October - Meeting was cancelled