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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Belvoir Fire Department Receives Fire Insurance Classification

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Emergency Management and Belvoir Volunteer Fire Department 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 rating results are effective as of January 1, 2024.


The inspection is required on a regular basis as part of the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS). Among other things, the routine inspections look for proper staffing levels, sufficient equipment, proper maintenance of equipment, communications capabilities and availability of a water source.


District            Type                Rating             Effective

Belvoir             Rural               5/9E                 January 1, 2024


The NCRRS rating system ranges from one (highest) to 10 (not recognized as a certified fire department by the state), with most rural departments falling into the 9S category. While lower ratings do not necessarily indicate poor service, a higher rating does suggest that a department is overall better equipped to respond to fires in its district. Higher ratings can also significantly lower homeowners insurance rates in that fire district.


State law requires OSFM officials to inspect departments serving districts of 100,000 people or less, which makes up all but twelve of the state's fire districts.


For more information, contact Jay Morris, Pitt County Fire Marshal, at 252-902-3950. 


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