EMERGENCY NUMBER 911 OR 704-821-7100
EMERGENCY NUMBER 911 OR 704-821-7100

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I establish an escape route in my home?

For information about planning an escape route in your home in case of fire, visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/home-fires/prepare-for-fire/home-fire-escape-plans/index.html

How can I apply for a burning permit?

Burning permits can be obtained online through the North Carolina Forestry Service http://www.ncforestservice.gov/. Please contact our Emergency Communications Center at 704-289-1591 and let them know you have obtained a burn permit and will be burning.

Do you give station tours?  Visit Schools and Public Events? 

We sure do!  We love serving our community and getting to meet as many people as we can.  Please call 704-821-7100 or email jsimulcik@stallingsfire.com to arrange for a visit. 

How do I get a copy of my fire report?

Please call 704-821-7100.  

How Often Should You Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detector

The smoke alarms throughout your home help play a crucial role in keeping you and your family safe by alerting you to potential dangers. It is important that you check and test your home smoke detectors often and replace the batteries in order to ensure the detectors are working properly.

Why do I need Smoke Alarms?

Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger.

In the event of fire, you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely, which is why smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom/sleeping area, outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and on each level of the home (including the basement). Do not put smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.

Where Do I Put Smoke Detectors? 

 Install smoke alarms inside and outside every bedroom and sleeping area (like a hallway).

·       Install on every level of the home, including the basement.

·       A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.

·       Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce nuisance, or false, alarms. They should be at least 10          feet (3 meters) from the stove.

·       Check the manufacturer’s instructions for the best place for your alarm.

·       Only qualified electricians should install hardwired smoke alarms.

How Do I Take Care of My Smoke Alarm?

Test your smoke alarms once every month. Just push the test button once to make sure you hear the loud beep, beep, beep sound. That means it’s working. If it doesn’t sound, then change its battery or, if the unit is over 10 years old, replace the entire unit.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to keep smoke alarms working properly. Cleaning instructions are included in the package or can be found on the internet.

What are The Sounds Coming From My Detector?

A continued set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.

·       A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.

·       All smoke alarms must be replaced 10 years after its manufacturing date.

·       Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.


Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or search the brand and model online.

Are you hiring? 

We are always seeking qualified applications.  If interested please review the Employment Tab. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be in possession of a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  3. Have good vision in both eyes, with the ability to distinguish Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) color codes for hazardous materials (e.g., blue, red, yellow, white), and have no depth or peripheral vision impairment.
  4. North Carolina Firefighter Certification or Equivalent at Granted by State of NC
  5. North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
  6. Valid North Carolina Class “B” Driver License or South Carolina Equivalent
  7. Must be willing to work Nights and Weekends.
  8. Be a U.S. citizen or have proof of a legal right to work in the U.S.

Email Applications to jsimulcik@stallingsfire.com