The new rating will take effect August 1, 2021.
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In the Northern and the Southern district the PPC will be a 2.
We would strongly encourage you to contact your insurance agent to inquire of any potential savings.
The NC Department of Insurance Office of the State Fire Marshal has already advised the NC Rate Bureau, which is in charge of insurance rates on dwellings, of this rate change; but if you need any documentation to provide to your insurance provider, the fire district rating letters are below:
You may contact the North Carolina Department of Insurance at 800-546-5664 or 919-807-6750.
The improved ratings come after a routine inspection was conducted in February 2021 of New Hanover County Fire Rescue by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), as part of a requirement 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.
The last time the county received a new rating was after its 2012 inspection, when NHCFR received a Class 4 rating.
You may call New Hanover County Fire Rescue at 910-798-7420.