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WHICH MECKLENBURG COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT IS MY HOME LOCATED IN?

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This site is intended to assist citizens who reside or own property in unincorporated Mecklenburg County, the Towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mint Hill, Matthews or Pineville in determining important information regarding your fire service.

If your property is located inside one of the aforementioned town limits, other volunteer fire departments physically closer to your property may have a contract with that town to provide fire services in support of the response rating of the town's primary fire department.

It is not the intent of this site to show these response zones, only the primary fire district for fire insurance purposes.

This information is important to you as a property owner and many times is requested by insurance agents to help determine homeowner insurance policy rates.

Please remember, to report a fire or emergency, DIAL 911.

By entering a valid street address, information is provided regarding the property and the recognized fire/insurance district it is geographically within. This information includes the fire district name, political jurisdictional data, estimated miles to the fire district's main fire station and an indication as to if your property is located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant.

By selecting a Volunteer Fire Department name, detailed information is provided regarding the fire department including fire station street address, contact information, departmental website if available and the department's Response Rating Classification.

Fire departments serving rural or municipal fire districts in North Carolina whether volunteer, combination or career (paid) must meet an initial certification standard which is referenced with an identifier of Class 9S. This classification is provided through inspection and certification by the North Carolina Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshal as authorized by NC General Statutes and Administrative Rules.

When a fire department serving a locally recognized fire district is certified Class 9S, property owners in that fire district who are within 5 road miles of the fire station qualify for a reduction in fire insurance rates.Fire departments may be listed as Class 9E (extended) upon meeting optional criteria which will allow property owners located beyond 5 road miles but within the 6th. road mile from the fire station to qualify a Class 9 rating.

Fire departments may also seek to provide additional fire insurance rate reductions by requesting a Response Rating Survey through the Office of State Fire Marshal. This voluntary process surveys the fire department, the water supply and the emergency communications system applying the survey results to a nationally recognized grading schedule. The result is a Response Rating Classification ranging from Class 8 to Class 1 being assigned to the fire department serving the recognized and identified fire district(s).

In this process fire departments may be assigned a split classification rating for various factors as opposed to a straight classification rating.

With split classification ratings, protected properties in the recognized fire district within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant by which route fire hose can be laid and within 5 road miles of the fire station qualify for a lower rating.The protected properties in the fire district over 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant and within 5 road miles of the fire station qualify for the Class 9 rating.

Fire departments may have a split classification rating and qualify for a Class 9E (extended) rating upon meeting required criteria. The Class 9E rating will allow protected properties located beyond 5 road miles but less than 6 road miles from the fire station to qualify for a Class 9 rating only.

It is not uncommon for the same fire department to serve a municipal district (town) and a rural district (county) with a straight rating in the municipality and a split rating in the rural district mostly due to the lack of fire hydrants.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESPONSE RATING OR PUBLIC PROTECTION CLASS RATING ASSIGNED TO A FIRE INSURANCE POLICY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSURANCE AGENT/CARRIER AND NOT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OR MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO ASSIST A PROPERTY OWNER IN OBTAINING THIS INFORMATION FOR HIS/HER INSURANCE AGENT/CARRIER.

Please contact the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office if you discover or believe errors exist in the provided data.