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 has contracted with the Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. We need you help in making sure your phone numbers are in the system and you can be reached in an emergency. The following link will allow you to register your phone number, cell number, and email if you wish to receive emails. We would like you to take the time to log on and register your phone numbers so we make sure that we have the best number to reach you in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions feel free to contact Polk County Emergency Management at 828-894-6342. 





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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