Life Safety and Training


The Life Safety & Training Division is responsible for the Department's fire prevention, public education, fire investigation, safety, & training programs.

Interim Division Chief of Life Safety & Training Carl Moore is responsible for management of the Life Safety & Training Division ensuring productivity by overseeing the department's fire prevention, public education, and safety and training programs. He is also the emergency manager for the City of Rocky Mount; therefore, he conducts activities related to planning, hazard mitigation, and recovery, including annual maintenance of the City's Emergency Response Plan.

Administrative Secretary Karen Murray provides administrative support for the Safety and Training Division. She is also responsible for collection and maintenance of records, reports, and scheduling of activities for the Fire Marshal's Office.

Fire Marshal's Office

One Fire Marshal and three Deputy and/or Assistant Fire Marshals perform protective service work in delivering fire prevention and inspection services:

Safety & Training

Battalion Chief of Safety & Training Carl Moore oversees the sections efforts at developing and delivering training to the Operations Division along with facilitating the department's safety program.

Fire Recruitment Officer: (Vacant) conducts activities related to the advancement of the department's recruitment initiatives in an effort to attract a diverse group of qualified applicants with a passion for public safety. FRO Weaver also provides support for the department's training initiatives as necessary.

Fire Training Officer Michael Swiman conducts activities related to the development and delivery of fire training and career development programs intended to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities for department personnel. FTO Swiman also provides support for the department's recruitment initiatives as necessary.

Fire & Life Safety Educator Blaise Harris plans, directs, and delivers fire and life safety education programs and activities. This area of responsibility includes the Department's Child Passenger Safety Program.

Fire Safety Training Officers function as Safety Officers on all working incidents and are responsible for overseeing the training needs on each shift.