Rob Roegner

Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal

Chief Rob Roegner is the Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal for the Engineering Division of the Office of State Fire Marshal. Rob oversees the day-to-day operations of the four different engineering divisions, Codes and Interpretations, Risk Management, Licensing and Certifications, and Field Services. Chief Roegner has been active in the Fire Service for his entire career starting as a volunteer firefighter in 1987 at the age of 18. Rob came to the department of Insurance in 2002 as a Fire Protection Engineer reviewing North Carolina State Owned facilities. While doing this he became involved with the Building Code Council as Fire Protection Engineering staff member in support of the council. He has continued to work with the codes in one form or another since 2003.

As the leader of the Engineering Division, Rob is in forefront of Policy issues involving North Carolina Statutes and State Building Codes. Chief Roegner has extensive experience with the Statute and policy making procedure since the introduction of the Pyrotechnic Licensing Law developed following the devastating explosion on Ocracoke Island in 2009. The Pyrotechnics Law is where Chief Roegner honed his skills to work with the industry to assure a fair and safe licensing process without over-burdensome regulation that would interfere with commerce. To this day he continues to work with the industry as well as the code officials, the fire service, and the General Legislature to provide a safe environment for the pyrotechnic operators and their audience.

Before working for the Department of Insurance, Rob worked as a Consulting Engineer in the Charlotte office of Industrial Risk Insurers (IRI). There he provided fire protection design guidance for many industries including biotechnology research laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing, high-rise offices, computer centers, hazardous production/manufacturing locations, laboratories, and Universities. Rob has also provided consulting for complicated mixed-use facilities, high hazard storage and handling facilities and high occupant load assembly occupancies.

While working for OSFM and IRI, Chief Roegner has also been a volunteer firefighter. In the last 36 years Chief Roegner has achieved IFSAC certification for Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Operations Specialist, Fire Officer I, II, and III, and as an instructor for Firefighter I and II as well as Fire Officer I, II, and III. Chief Roegner is also a Certified Fire Protection Specialist through the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).