To become a rated and certified fire department, a fire department shall apply and meet the following criteria:

(1)           the fire department shall be operated by a city, county, or sanitary district as a division of that governmental unit or be incorporated under Chapter 55A of the General Statutes;

(2)           if the fire department is incorporated, it shall operate under a contract with either a city, county, or sanitary district or any combination thereof;

(3)           boundaries defining the area of responsibility shall be established by a County Board of Commissioners for areas outside municipalities pursuant to G.S. 153A-233; and

Text Box: General Statutes

G.S. 153A-233
G.S. 58-2-40; G.S. 58-86-25

G.S. 58-2-40; G.S. 58-86-25

G.S. 58-2-40; G.S. 58-86-25

G.S. 58-86-25, G.S. 58-86-1
G.S. 58-2-40; G.S. 58-36-10; 58-78-5

G.S. 150B-21.6

G.S. 58-2-40; G.S. 58-36-10; G.S. 58-78-5; [G.S. 58-86-25]

(4)           the fire department shall provide OSFM with a hand drawn map with a written description or a GIS computer generated map of its initial or revised fire insurance district with the documentation of the approval by the County Commissioners.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-84-5;

Eff. September 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2017; October 1, 2006; July 1, 1992; July 1, 1986.