Clemmons Fire Department receives upgraded insurance rating

Published 12:07 am Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Clemmons Fire Department has a long history of hard work and excellent community service.
All of this paid off recently, as the department received the results of the December 2022 state insurance rating from the North Carolina Department of Insurance following its recent inspection.

These routine inspections, conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of the State Fire Marshal, are required on a regular basis. The inspections check for proper staffing levels, sufficient equipment, proper maintenance of equipment, communications capabilities and availability of a water source.
Effective June 1, 2023, The Clemmons Fire Department will improve its insurance rating from a score of 3 to a score of 2. In doing so, the Clemmons Fire Department joins fewer than 10 percent of the fire departments in North Carolina with a score of a 2.

“This improvement is a result of Chief Brooks and the staff working to prepare documentation and going above and beyond to ensure equipment, training and services are always ready for any type of emergency,” said Gary Styers, the new Clemmons fire chief. “Since taking over in January, it has been an honor to be a part of this organization and see all of the hard-working staff members perform each day.”

The North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS) ranges from one to 10, with most rural fire departments falling into the 9S category. The higher the rating (lower number), the more likely a fire department is overall better equipped to respond to fires in its district. Higher ratings can also significantly lower homeowners insurance rates in that fire district. 

“I’d like to congratulate Chief Styers for the department’s performance and for the hard work of all the department members,” said Mike Causey, the State Fire Marshal and North Carolina insurance commissioner. “The citizens in the town of these districts should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency.”