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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Bell Arthur Fire District Receives Fire Insurance Classification


April 27, 2023



Bell Arthur Fire District Receives Fire Insurance Classification

Results from completed fire insurance evaluation effective August 2023


PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Emergency Management and Bell Arthur Fire District received results from a recent fire insurance classification survey from the Ratings and Inspections department of the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) N.C. Department of Insurance. The improved rating results for Bell Arthur Fire District are effective as of August 2023.


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.  


Bell Arthur Fire District fire insurance classification is a Protection Class 4/9E. Formerly class 5/9E 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.


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





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