Pitt County Emergency Management (PCEM), along with Ayden Fire Department Chief, Sam Jones, and Winterville Community Fire Department Chief, Jonathan Heltzel, were both notified by the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), that a completed evaluation of the fire insurance classification for both the Ayden Fire District and Winterville Community Fire District had resulted in a new Protection Class Ratings of 4/9E and 5/9E respectively.
The new rates will take effect on Monday, March 1, 2021, and is a significant advancement from the former Class 6/9E rating for Winterville Community and former class 5/9E for Ayden; which will result in advisement from OSFM to change rates on dwellings (including those insured under Homeowners Policies) within the district, which are established by the North Carolina Rate Bureau.
WNCT-TV CBS 9 Greenville
Local emergency responders may need new radios in order to keep in touch with Carteret County emergency dispatch.
The Indian Beach Board of Commissioners met for its regular meeting Tuesday at the town hall boardroom on Salter Path Road, with Commissioner Elizabeth “Dale” Williford absent. During the meeting, Police Chief William Pollock and Fire Chief Joshua Haraway informed the board their emergency radios have been having difficulty receiving transmissions from the county’s emergency dispatch service.
“The issue is the distance we’re having to go to get a signal,” Chief Haraway said. The chief said the closest transmission antennae to Indian Beach is in Newport, which is on the mainland to the northeast of the Bogue Banks community.
Chief Pollock said his department is looking into changing their radios to a different model.
“It’s getting to where we thing we’re going to need to go to the county to get something done (about the transmission problem),” he said.
Carteret County News-Times
A fire broke out at a home on Maple Avenue in Burlington Monday afternoon.
According to the Burlington Fire Department, once firefighters arrived on the scene they found the occupant safely outside the home.
Once firefighters confirmed the home was evacuated, they began to put the fire out which they said only took a matter of minutes. No one was injured during the fire and the cause of the fire is still under investigation according to the fire department.
WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
VIDEO: The Apex Fire Department teamed up with the state fire marshal on Monday to demonstrate the dangers of improperly frying a turkey.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as state fire marshal, said attempting to fry a turkey that isn’t properly thawed can put your family at risk.
“Oil-frying fires can happen quickly, and they are hard to extinguish,” Causey said.
According to the insurance commissioner, unattended cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries in the United States.
On average, five people are killed and 60 injured while improperly frying turkeys each year, Causey said.
WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro