North Carolina fire departments partner with Marines to improve protection

  • Source: WITN-TV NBC 7 Washington
  • Published: 10/04/2021 12:00 AM

Two volunteer fire departments have come to an agreement with Camp Lejeune to better protect residents of Onslow County. County officials say the arrangement calls for the marine corps base’s fire department to respond off base to help the Verona and Turkey Creek volunteer fire departments when called. In the case of the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, the partnership will have the department respond to locations on the base near them, and the base’s fire department respond to locations off-base but nearby. The Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department has a similar arrangement and will also provide savings for residents and businesses in the fire district. According to county officials, because of the department’s increased capacity to fight fires, over 100 homeowner families will have a reduced fire rating and save “a significant amount” on their homeowners’ insurance.


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