In addition to the familiar fire trucks and neighborhood fire stations of the Raleigh Fire Department, there’s a lesser-known division also dedicated to protecting property and saving lives in the city of Raleigh. That’s the Office of the Fire Marshal. They are the enforcement, educational, and informational arm of the department. They perform site inspections, issues permits, enforce fire codes, and coordinate pre-fire planning for buildings and facilities within the city.
OFM recently placed an exciting new training tool in service, a mobile life safety system simulator: portable teaching tool for firefighters, fire inspectors, and business owners to learn about the inner workings of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and standpipe systems.
Read this blog post by our historian about the simulator.