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About the Fire/Rescue Division

Mark Pettit


Mark Pettit
Emergency Services, Assistant Director
Phone: (828) 465-8238
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map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
The Catawba County Fire/Rescue Division assists in coordinating fire department functions in the County, while keeping the Board of Commissioners informed of fire department activities by working with and through the Director of Emergency Services.

The Fire/ Rescue Division is responsible for conducting a regular fire inspection program of all public buildings to improve public safety. This office strives to combat the crime of arson and unlawful burning by working closely with state and local law enforcement agencies.

Fire Prevention & Safety Education remains a constant goal. The Fire/Rescue Division endeavors to make every citizen aware of the dangers of fire, and continues a viable fire safety program with the school system and other interested parties. Programs are presented, by request, to school, civic, and senior groups to further educate these persons in safety. A great asset to the educators is the Catawba County Firefighter's Museum, constructed on Herman Sipe Road, and dedicated in spring of 1994.

A division of the Emergency Services Department, the Fire/Rescue Division also assists with Hazardous Incident responses, disaster drills and planning, testing and certification of fire department equipment, and other related functions.