Historical Fire Department and Fire Protection Laws

North Carolina - Public, Private, Local - 1820 to 1924


Introduction

This site presents historical public, private, and local laws as passed by the North Carolina General Assembly between 1820 and 1924. The digitized versions of the originating documents were extracted from this official site. Each session year's collection was searched for such keywords as "fire company," "hose company," "hose reel," "hook," "ladder," "steam engine," "fire engine," "fireman," and "fire." The curated results were saved as individual PDF documents.

Town Charters (Mostly) Omitted

One notable omission are the many town charters that contain language about fire companies, fire equipment, and fire commissioners. Just a couple are included in the curated documents available below. Researchers should consult the two indexes (1900-1946, 1947-1967) that are available on the official site. They should also consider downloading individual documents and searching for municipality names.

Later Laws Largely Omitted

The curated documents consist predominately of laws passed before 1900. None are included later than 1924. Researches should consult the aforementioned indexes, to further search for later laws.

Curated Documents

View the documents, which are described below as categorized by municipality. All documents are excerpted from Public law collections, unless noted as "private" or "private-local" in the file name. Those are excerpted from Private law collections, or Private and Local law collections.


List of Documents

General

Beaufort

Bethania

Charlotte

Durham

Edenton

Elizabeth City

Fayetteville

Greensboro

Greenville

Jacksonville

Kinston

Lincolnton

Little Rockfish

New Bern

Raleigh

Rutherfordton

Salem

Salisbury

Smithfield

Tarboro

Warrenton

Washington

Wilmington

Wilson

Winston


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