North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced today that North Lenoir Fire & Rescue completed their routine inspection and significantly improved their rating to a 3/9E.
The inspection, conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), 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.
North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Chief Brian Wade said, “I am extremely proud of our department for attaining a lower insurance rating. This achievement is the culmination of years of hard work and investment in our equipment, our water system, our training program and our members.”