Fire Prevention

Fire Marshal Greg Frazier

gtfrazier@nmb.us

843-280-5614

Greg Frazier assumed the position and duties of Fire Marshal/Division Chief on May 1st 2016. He is originally from Henderson, North Carolina and has over 30 years of experience in the fire service. Chief Frazier began his career with the Henderson, NC Fire Department in December of 1985 as a Firefighter/EMT. He was promoted to Fire Marshal in 1995. He served in that capacity until December of 2000.

In December of 2000 he joined the Office of The Fire Marshal with the Raleigh, NC Fire Department as a Deputy Fire Marshal. During his tenure there he also served in the New Construction Division managing most major construction projects in the city. From 2010 until his retirement from the Raleigh Fire Department Chief Frazier was a 24 hour Shift Fire Marshal assigned to the Operations Division.

Among the certifications Chief Frazier holds are:

-Firefighter Level II – Qualified Instructor

-NC Fire Prevention Inspector Level III

-International Fire Code Instructor

-Fire Officer II

-Hazardous Materials Operations

-Certified IAAI NC Fire Investigator

-Member of International Association of Arson Investigators

Chief Frazier has also attended and completed numerous courses at the Nation Fire Academy including: leadership; Incident command; fire investigations principles, fire inspection principles:/building systems and management courses. He has also attended fire protection systems and fire pump inspection courses at Oklahoma State University.

He has been happily married for 16 years.

Fire Inspector Ed Hughes

erhughes@nmb.us
843-280-5517

Lieutenant Edward Hughes began his firefighting career in Virginia before relocating to North Myrtle Beach in September 1989 as an entry-level Firefighter. He advanced to Firefighter / EMT in 1990, Engineer in 1992, Shift Captain in 1996 and Fire Inspector in 2006.

Fire Inspector Jay Ortiz

jjortiz@nmb.us
843-280-5621

Fire Inspector Jay Ortiz hails from Illinois with a degree from Sauk Valley College. He began his career with the City of North Myrtle Beach as a Firefighter in October 2008. Jay promoted to the Fire Inspector position in January 2012. Fire Inspector Ortiz also facilitates the Public Education Program and serves as Department Chaplain.

Admin. Assistant Kelly Smith

kssmith@nmb.us
843-280-5615

Administrative Assistant Kelly Smith, originally from New York State graduated from Northeastern University in Boston. In January 2006, she arrived in North Myrtle Beach as a Communications Technician / Jailer. In October 2008, Kelly transitioned to Records Clerk and in July 2013 promoted to Fire Prevention Administrative Assistant.

Downloads

Inspection forms, fire safety educational materials, codes and laws brochures, and more can be found here!

The Fire Prevention Division also provides the following services to the City of North Myrtle Beach:

  • New Construction Plan Review
  • New Business License Inspections
  • Fire Inspections On New Construction
  • Fire Inspections On Existing Structures
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Fire Code Enforcement
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Investigations for Cause and Origin

Fire Prevention Fax:  843-280-5617