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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Six County Fire Districts Receive Fire Insurance Classifications

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – On September 22 and October 18, 2022, Pitt County Emergency Management along with the Fire Department Chiefs of Bethel, Eastern Pines, Far, Farmville, Pactolus and Pem fire districts received results from recent fire insurance classification surveys from the Ratings and Inspections department of the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) N.C. Department of Insurance.

 

According to the OSFM, the purpose of the evaluation was to gather information needed to determine fire insurance classifications, which may be used in the calculations of property insurance premiums.  This survey was not conducted for property loss prevention or life safety purposes, and no life safety or property loss prevention recommendations were made.  

 

Bethel Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 4.  Formerly Class 6 applied.  Class 4 applies to properties with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less. The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated, and may vary from the 4 Classification.

 

Eastern Pines Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 4/9E.  Formerly Class 59/E applied.  Class 4 applies to properties with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less.  Class 9E applies to all other properties within the fire district outside of the 5 miles, but no more than 6 miles.  The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated, and may vary from the 4/9E Classification.

 

Far Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 5/9E.  Class 5 applies to all properties within five miles of fire insurance district with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less. Class 9E applies to all other properties within the fire district outside the 5 miles.  The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated and may vary from the 5/9E classification.   

 

Farmville Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 4.  Class 4 applies to properties with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less. The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated, and may vary from the 4 Classification.

 

Pactolus Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 5/9E.  Class 5 applies to all properties within five miles of fire insurance district with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less. Class 9E applies to all other properties within the fire district outside the 5 miles.  The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated and may vary from the 5/9E classification.   

 

Pem Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 5/9E.  Formerly Class 7/9E applied.  Class 5 applies to all properties within five miles of fire insurance district with a fire flow of 3500 gpm or less. Class 9E applies to all other properties within the fire district outside the 5 miles.  The private and public protection at properties with larger needed fire flows are individually evaluated and may vary from the 5/9E classification.   

 

For more information about fire insurance evaluations, contact Jay Morris, Deputy Director Emergency Management/Pitt County Fire Marshal, at 252-902-3950. 

 

The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov 

 

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