The University Fire Marshal’s Office reviews all plans for renovation and new construction of buildings on campus to ensure compliance with all North Carolina codes and University Guidelines. This process ensures all buildings meet the need of the owner and are consistent with codes and industry standards. The review process is detailed and well documented prior to arrival at the State Construction Office where the final review / approval is obtained.
All Fire Marshal Staff review plans and provide feedback via the Chief Deputy Fire Marshal, who keeps the University Fire Marshal informed of all plan reviews and decisions in case the Chief Deputy Fire Marshal is not available to maintain continuity within the department.
Facilities Modification Request
Facilities Modification Requests (FacMod) are required for all modifications and alterations to campus facilities. The request process is a cursory review that takes about 10 working days. Your request is reviewed by departments within the Facilities Division and other campus units for issues, such as aesthetics, compatibility with the University Master Plan, existing hazardous conditions, capacity of existing building systems, and fire and life safety. For additional information, visit the Facilities Division Facilities Modification Request.
Hot Work Programs
The Hot Work Program is designed to minimize or eliminate fire hazards associated with any hot work operation as identified in the North Carolina State Fire Code, OSHA 1910.252, NFPA 51B, NFPA 1962 and NC State University Department of Environmental Health and Safety/ Fire Marshal’s Office Guidelines. This program applies to all contractors and University units conducting hot work on campus, such as welding, torching, soldering, cutting, brazing, grinding, use of tar kettles or other work that might create sufficient heat or spark which could start a fire.
Hot Work Permits for Cooking
A hot work permit is required for all grilling and frying done on campus. Stationary grills located outside residence halls are exempt and do not require a hot work permit to use. The University Fire Marshal’s Office issues annual hot work permits to University Housing to cover use of stationary grills.
A hot work permit is required before use of a personal grill or a Campus Life grill on campus. All grilling must be done outside and should be at least 25 feet from the building. You must possess a fire extinguisher before grilling and you may not remove an extinguisher that is mounted inside a building. If you do not have a fire extinguisher, you may borrow one from the University Fire Marshal’s Office.
A hot work permit is required before any deep frying (i.e. deep fryers, turkey fryers, Fry Daddies, etc.). All deep frying must be done outside and at least 25 feet from the building. Deep fryers are not permitted in any buildings on campus, including administrative buildings, educational buildings, residence halls, apartments or Greek houses. A Class K fire extinguisher is required before frying and you may borrow one from the University Fire Marshal’s Office.
To obtain a “hot work permit” between normal operating hours (Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm) call our office at 919.515.2568. If no answer, call our communication center at 919.515.3000. If you need to borrow a fire extinguisher, please let us know when you call the office.
After Hours / Weekends / Holidays
Call our communication center at 919.515.3000