Bobby Arledge - Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal


Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
P.O. Box 308
Physical Location: 40 Courthouse Street
Columbus, NC 28722

Mission: Handle all Fire Administration, Inspections & Investigations and Emergency Management related activities.

Polk County is using the Everbridge Nixle system for community alerts and emergency notifications. If you would like to receive these alerts please text polknc to 888777. Please share this information with your family and friends to ensure that as many people as possible are receiving these important updates.


North Carolina Emergency Management         Columbus Fire Department

North Carolina Department of Insurance          Tryon Fire Department

FEMA                                                                Saluda Fire & Rescue

Weather Storm Prediction Center                     Green Creek Fire Department

Building and Fire Codes                                    Mill Spring Fire Department

                                                                          Sunny View Fire & Rescue                                                  

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