11 NCAC 05B .0402          OPERATION AND CONTROL

(a)  The commission shall have full authority over the operation and control of the fire incident reporting system.  Each county shall have a central collection site to which participating fire departments shall report.  Larger municipal departments may obtain permission from the executive director to report directly to the commission.  The data collected shall be available for use at the local, county and state levels.  The commission may submit state data to the United States Fire Administration.  Any equipment dispersed by the commission for the purpose of inputting incident reports shall remain under the control of the commission, and said local agency shall sign an approved contract with the commissioner of insurance for the use of said equipment.

(b)  The commission may utilize dispersed equipment for the purpose of creating a fire information network, to be used for the collection and dissemination of information pertinent to the state's fire service.  The network may contain, but not be limited to:

(1)           fire incident reporting;

(2)           emergency medical reporting;

(3)           hazardous material reporting;

(4)           arson or suspicious fire reporting;

(5)           hazardous material data collection and disbursement;

(6)           bulletin board for exchange of information; and

(7)           schedule announcements.

(c)  Those locations which agree to the use of any provided equipment shall keep said equipment in good order and shall provide the commission with requested reports.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-79-45;

Eff. November 1, 1988.