VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Fairview FD was inspected by the NC Dept. of Insurance / Office of State Fire Marshal on April 17, 2017. The Office of State Fire Marshal collects and evaluates information from Fire Departments in North Carolina. This inspection evaluates Fire Departments per a uniform set of criteria, incorporating nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association. This data is analyzed using their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and then a Public Protection Classification grade is assigned to the Fire Department. Insurance Companies use this Public Protection Classification for marketing, underwriting and to establish premiums for homeowners and commercial fire insurance. OSFM analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Protection Class grade- a number from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents an exemplary Fire Suppression program, and a Class 10 indicates that the Fire Suppression program does not meet OSFM's minimum criteria.
We were officially notified by Mike Causey, NC Insurance Commisioner / NC State Fire Marshal of our inspection results.We are very pleased to report that the Fairview VFD improved its Protection Class from a Class 6 to a Class 3!!!!!!
There are 1532 Fire Districts in North Carolina and we are 1 of 61 Fire Districts that has a Protection Class 3.
We are very proud as this was a TEAM effort and we could not have accomplished this without the support of our Command Staff, our Paid and Volunteer Staff, the Board of Directors, our Support Team, our Mutual Aid Departments, and the Community.
The improved Protection Class 3 will go into effect 10/1/17.
This improved Protection Class will mean reductions in Insurance Premiums for many properties in the Fairview Fire District.
We would like to thank the Fairview Community for the continued support. This is your Fire Department and we continually strive to make improvements in every aspect of this department.