Fire marshal’s office recognized

Published 10:06 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The Davie County Fire Marshal’s Office was awarded the 2022 Investigative Team Award from the N.C. Association of Arson Investigators at the 25th annual seminar for North and South Carolina Arson Investigators.

This award is the result of teamwork and hard work shown during the 2018 arson and robbery of the Shop Mart in Clemmons which resulted in the conviction of two suspects.

In addition to this award, several other fire professionals have completed new trainings and earned advanced certifications.

Adam Howard completed his FIT (Fire Investigator Technician) training at Stanley College. This training consists of a two-week course to give the basis of fire investigations, covering topics from fire chemistry and dynamics to origin/cause determination and how to diagram a fire scene.

AJ Burton completed his Standard Level 1 in fire code enforcement, an element in fire prevention programs.  Participants were taught the process of ensuring compliance with codes, ordinances, laws and other regulations.

“AJ’s achievement provides him with knowledge that will assist our fire professionals with better understanding the source and cause of fire related accidents, but also prevent future fire incidents,” said Davie Fire Marshal Cameron Webb.