The NC Association of Fire Chiefs & Cape Fear Community College Proudly Present the 61st
NC FIRE PREVENTION SCHOOL
March 14-18, 2022
Carolina Beach, NC
North Carolina Fire Marshal's Association
Carolina Beach Fire Department
Eagle Fire Protection
NC Department of Insurance | Office of State Fire Marshal
The Sixty-First North Carolina Fire Prevention School will be held March 14 - March18, 2022 at the Courtyard Marriott, Carolina Beach. The Fire Prevention School is presented by the NC Association of Fire Chiefs and Cape Fear Community College. The on-site school registration will begin on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. and the school will conclude at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2022.
Monday’s Schedule at the Courtyard Carolina Beach, at 100 Charlotte Avenue, Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Registration: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Opening Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The topic of the afternoon will be NC Fire Code Section 510 - Emergency Responder Communication Coverage – presented by Alan Perdue, Executive Director of Safer Buildings Coalition. The afternoon session is part of the Fire Prevention School and attendance is required. )
All other classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday – Friday. Attendance in all classes and class functions is required for course credit.
ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ON TIME FOR EACH CLASS PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM
The Fire Prevention School’s philosophy has always been to offer competency-based instruction, whereby, the student is exposed to a broad base of material going beyond the requirements of the fire code. With this in mind, students should not be subjected to a duplication of the certification classes but will receive more in-depth study on related topics.
Three courses make up the North Carolina Fire Prevention School including Basic (General), Intermediate (General/Technical), and Advanced (Advanced/Technical) classes are required for graduation from the Fire Prevention School. Students should plan to take the three courses in succession regardless of their position in their jurisdiction.
The 2022 NC Fire Prevention School is limited to 150 students with no exceptions. Early registration is a must to ensure you receive a position in the school.
Basic (General) - this course will offer general information on the Building Construction, Using the Fire Code with Other Codes including Zoning, Electrical Hazards, Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities, General Precautions (Chapter 3), Means of Egress (Chapter 10) and others. It is designed for the novice inspector or for the experienced inspector who seeks an update on Fire Code requirements. Students should bring a copy of the 2018 Building Code and Fire Code with NC Amendments.
Intermediate (General/Technical) – this course offers the student a mixture of general and technical information. It will provide information from the code and will address material used daily by the Fire Inspector. Topics include Alternative Fire Protection Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Extraction Facilities, Breweries & Distilleries, Fire Service Features and others.
Advanced (Advanced Technical) - this course offers the student a look at more advanced technical information. Topics include Flammable Finishes, Balancing Safety & Security in Educational Occupancies, High Piled Combustible Storage, Leadership Compass, Media Relations, Hazardous Materials and others.
The current NC Fire Prevention Code with NC amendments will be the primary text; the NC Building Code with NC amendments will be used, and the Administrative Code and Policies will also be referenced. The code books will not be available on the premises. Please contact the NC Department of Insurance, Engineering Division, at telephone (919)-647-0001 for information on ordering a code book. Class participants will need to bring their code books.
All class presentations will be going paperless this year. ALL students will be required to bring an electronic device to class if they wish to follow the presentations from instructors. Cape Fear Community College will provide electronic access to courses.
On Thursday night, there will be a cookout for all students followed by a one-hour class on topics of current interest. This class will allow students to further discuss code enforcement topics and issues not covered in the daytime classes. The cost of the cookout is included in the registration. If you plan to bring an unregistered guest to the cookout an additional fee of $15.00 is required. Tickets will be available during registration prior to the opening session.
Lodging has been arranged at a special rate for this school at the Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach. The rates are $104.00 per night plus tax. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations by calling 1-800-321-2211 or
910-458-2030 or click HERE to book online. Students are responsible for their own reservations and should note they are attending the Fire Prevention School.
Have Questions? Contact Fire Prevention School Coordinator Charlie Johnson at (919) 647-0094 or by email at email@example.com or Jake Whisnant at (980) 522-6129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to having you with us this year!
THURSDAY EVENING COOK-OUT & CLASS
The Cook-out and class will be held on Thursday evening at Carolina Beach FD. The class following the cook-out is part of the credited hours for continuing education credit.
NC Department of Insurance/Q-Board CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Under the NC Code Officials Qualification Board (Q-Board), Cape Fear Community College is an approved sponsor for Continuing Education credit and will offer a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education credit for Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Courses of the Fire Prevention School.
The school fee is $150.00 per student. Remember, all fees must accompany registration forms.
The NC Community College Occupational Extension fee of $125.00 is applicable for non-fire service students ($275.00 total registration for non-fire service occupations).
Registration fee includes supplies, breaks on Monday afternoon, lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and the Cookout on Thursday evening.
Checks should be made payable to: Cape Fear Community College
Please mail check and registration form to:
2022 NC Fire Prevention School
Cape Fear Community College / STC
4500 Blue Clay Rd
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Please return the registration form with payment by February 18, 2022. All fees are required to be paid prior to the start of the Fire Prevention School. After that date, please call 910-362-7799 or 910-362-7711 for class availability. No refunds after February 18, 2022.