Buncombe County Submitted: November 5, 2019 | Updated: November 25, 2019

(November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

Hello Buncombe County, NC Government,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. I'd like to know:

1. Does the Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s Office inspect all buildings in the County that are open to the public?
2. What do they inspect for?
3. Do they inspect for fire alarms, exit lights and handicap entrances?
4. Do they inspect for overcrowding in building for functions?
5. How often are buildings inspected that hold public functions?
6. What are the fines if a company does not enforce the Fire Marshall rules for overcrowding?

This request should include all responsive information from 11/01/19 - 11/30/19.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • November 25, 2019 3:09 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 25, 2019, 3:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your help! We will mark this as completed on our site.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • November 22, 2019 5:26 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 22, 2019, 5:26 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Hello Sunshine, thank you for checking in. After a review of this request, these appear to be general questions rather than a request for records. The County does not possess a record that answers each of these questions however I can provide some information from our Fire Marshal.

     

    The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for the enforcement of the fire code and minimum housing code for Buncombe County.

     

    Additionally, the Fire Marshal’s office makes regular inspections of businesses, investigates fires, and conducts fire prevention programs throughout the year on an as-requested basis.

     

    Please see the information that may be responsive in red.

     

    Subject: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. I’d like to know:

     

    1. Does the Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s Office inspect all buildings in the County that are open to the public?

     

    The Fire Marshal’s Office inspects all commercial buildings by Fire District on an even/odd-year schedule. Buncombe county has 20 fire districts so even number districts are inspected one year and odd number districts the following year. This puts most businesses on a two-year cycle however, there are certain businesses and building the State requires annual inspections for.
    2. What do they inspect for? Inspections are done in accordance with the Buncombe County Fire Prevention Ordinance and North Carolina State Fire Code which can be found at the office of the NC State Fire Marshal.
    3. Do they inspect for fire alarms, exit lights and handicap entrances?

     

    Yes, and more, see above.
    4. Do they inspect for overcrowding in building for functions? The Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office inspects for overcrowding if they have received a complaint or are requested to do crowd control for an event.
    5. How often are buildings inspected that hold public functions? See question 1.
    6. What are the fines if a company does not enforce the Fire Marshall rules for overcrowding? Fines vary depending on the violation. If this requestor has questions about a particular location or event they can reach out to the Fire Marshal’s office at 828-250-6620.

     

    This request should include all responsive information from 11/01/19 – 11/30/19.

     

    Kassi Day

    Public Information/Communications Coordinator

    Buncombe County

    200 College St.

    Asheville, NC 28801

    Desk 828-250-4119/Mobile 828-767-3226

    [email protected]


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 20, 2019 4:07 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 20, 2019, 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Good afternoon Kassi,

     

    We just wanted to check in and follow up on this request to confirm that it had been received and had began processing?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • November 6, 2019 1:49 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 6, 2019, 1:49 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve received another new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2019) Request related to Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s office and inspections as of 11/30/19

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. I’d like to know:

     

    1. Does the Buncombe County Fire Marshall’s Office inspect all buildings in the County that are open to the public?
    2. What do they inspect for?
    3. Do they inspect for fire alarms, exit lights and handicap entrances?
    4. Do they inspect for overcrowding in building for functions?
    5. How often are buildings inspected that hold public functions?
    6. What are the fines if a company does not enforce the Fire Marshall rules for overcrowding?

     

    This request should include all responsive information from 11/01/19 – 11/30/19.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 5, 2019 5:45 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending