N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced this week the Emerald Isle Fire District has improved from a Class 4 rating to a Class 3.
This new rating may translate to lower insurance policies for businesses and some residences throughout town, a press release from the town states.
“I’d like to congratulate Chief (Bill) Walker for the department’s performance and for the hard work of all the department members,” said Mr. Causey, who added that the town’s residents, “should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency.”
Chief Walker was pleased to receive the news and praised his team of 18 full-time employees. “This new rating is a result of all the hard work the firefighters and officers put into lowering it,” he said.
The new rating will go into effect in May 2022.