Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
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Burning permits can be obtained online through the North Carolina Forestry Service. Please contact our Emergency Communications Center at 704-289-1591 and let them know you have obtained a burn permit and will be burning.
In some areas of Union County, open burning is allowed under the regulations of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality; however in some areas, open burning is not allowed. Municipalities where open burning is prohibited are as follows: Monroe, Wingate, Marshville, Indian Trail, Waxhaw and Stallings. Reasons why open burning is prohibited in the aforementioned municipalities range from trash collection being provided to the municipality having an ordinance against open burning.
Open burning is allowed in the following areas of Union County, provided that you adhere to the regulations set forth by the Division of Air Quality: Fairview, Unionville, Hemby Bridge, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Weddington, Wesley Chapel and unincorporated Union County. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality maintains regulations on what can be burnt. If someone is burning something that you feel is not allowed, you can review the North Carolina Open Burning Regulations.
There are many ways to prevent starting a fire, which include but are not limited to:
For information about planning an escape route in your home in case of fire, visit the FEMA website.
Union County provides public education programs at daycares, schools and businesses throughout the county. Contact any of the Fire Marshal’s Office staff for more information on upcoming events or to set up an event.
|Station Name||Chief||Mailing Address||Street Addrerss||City, State Zipcode||Phone Number||Website|
|Allen's Crossroads Station 24||Chief Jeff Baker||5408 White Store Rd.||Wingate, NC 28174||704-624-5921|
|Bakers Station 19||Chief Junior Honeycutt||2116 Rocky River Rd. N.||Monroe, NC 28110||704-289-2741||http://bakersvfd.com/|
|Beaver Lane Station 8||Chief Torranze Lee||PO BOX 397||310 Olive Branch S.t||Marshville, NC 28103||704-624-5550||http://beaverlane.org/|
|Fairview Station 3||Chief Andy Williams||7402 Concord Hwy||Monroe, NC 28110||704-753-1021||http://fairviewfireandrescue.com/|
|Griffith Road Station 13||Chief Ron Richardson||3310 Griffith Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112||704-289-2214|
|Hemby Bridge Station 23||Chief Johnny Blythe||6628 Mill Grove Rd.||Indian Trail, NC 28079||704-882-2100||http://hembybridgevfd.com/|
|Jackson Station 25||Chief Graham McManus||7201 Massey Rd.||8323 Lancaster Hwy||Waxhaw, NC 28173||704-283-7958||http://jacksonvfd.org/|
|Lanes Creek Station 11||Chief Robert Sweatt||7608 Landsford Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112||704-764-3900|
|New Salem Station 4,5,6, and 7||Chief Devin Baucom||6711 Hwy 218 E.||Marshville, NC 28103||704-385-9619||http://newsalemvfd.com/|
|Sandy Ridge Station 12||Chief Mike Lathan||5010 Plyler Mill Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112||704-764-3308|
|Springs Station 15 and 16||Chief Don Gaddy||PO BOX 26||5804 Waxhaw Hwy||Mineral Springs, NC 28108||704-843-3189||http://mineralspringsvfd.com/|
|Stallings Station 20||Chief Charlie Porter||PO BOX 940||4616 Old Monroe Rd.||Indian Trail, NC 28079||704-821-7100||http://stallingsfire.net/|
|Stack Road Station 14||Chief Monny Taylor||1900 Stack Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112||704-764-7173||http://stackroadvfd.com/|
|Unionville Station 21 and 22||Chief Billy Canupp||4919 Unionville Rd.||Monroe, NC 28110||704-283-6988|
|Waxhaw Station 18 and 27||Chief Greg Sharp||PO BOX 1258||3500 Waxhaw Pkwy||Waxhaw, NC 28173||704-843-4001||http://waxhawvfd.com/|
|Wesley Chapel Station 26, 31, and 43||Chief Steven McLendon||315 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd. S.||Waxhaw, NC 28173||704-843-3367||http://www.wesleychapelvfd.org/|
|Wingate Station 9||Chief Travis Stegall||PO BOX 404||204 N. Main St.||Wingate, NC 28174||704-233-4137||http://www.wingate-vfd.com/|
500 North Main St., Ste 809
Monroe, NC 28112
The Union County Fire Marshal’s Office has a primary responsibility of enforcing the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code that requires commercial occupancies be inspected on an arranged schedule depending on the occupancy type. In addition, the Fire Marshal’s Office handles safety concerns reported by the public and reviews building plans and fire protection equipment. During the building process, we work closely with our Building Code Enforcement Division. The Fire Marshal’s Office also conducts investigations into the origin and cause of fires. During investigations we may work with a number of different agencies that include: local Fire Departments, Sheriff’s Office, local Police Departments, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. We are a partner in the Union County Safe Kids Coalition, which provides a variety of safety training and activities throughout the year.