11 NCAC 05A .0503 ESTABLISHMENT OF FIRE DEPARTMENT
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
(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.