Insurance Rating Information
|Rating Effective Date
|Town of Carrboro
|01 August 2020
|South Orange Fire District
|01 August 2020
The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department serves two fire districts, the Town of Carrboro Fire District and the South Orange Fire District. The North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal conducted a routine inspection of the department in December 2019. The inspection examines the department's staffing level, training, equipment and equipment maintenance, communications capabilities, water supply, and Community Risk Reduction efforts. The rating system ranges from one (highest) to 10 (lowest). Most rural fire departments have a rating of 9S. Higher ratings suggest the department is overall better equipped to respond to fires in its district, and can significantly lower homeowners insurance rates in the district.
The Carrboro Fire District is a municipal district encompassing all properties within the Town of Carrboro municipal boundary. The South Orange Fire District is an unincorporated area within Orange County, which surrounds the Town of Carrboro municipal boundary. The map below delineates the Town of Carrboro and South Orange Fire Districts.
If you are unsure if your property is within the Town of Carrboro Fire District or the South Orange Fire District the county ARIES site is a useful resource. Visit http://aries.orangecountync.gov/Aries/#, enter your address, and review the Public Safety tab on the left side of the screen. If you still have questions contact the fire department at (919) 918-7359 or via email at email@example.com.
- Does your department check and install car seats for children?
Yes! Due to COVID-19 are currently inspecting and installing car seats for children on an appointment basis. Fill out the Child Passenger Safety Inspection Request form to schedule an appointment, or visit our Child Car Seat Installation page for more information.
- How do I order a reflective address sign?
Reflective address signs are very important for emergency services. If we can't find you, we can't help you. Locating addresses can be especially tricky at night. Order a reflective address sign today. Signs are only $15 or $20 if mounted to a metal post. Use this form to order your reflective address sign. The signs are made at the fire-rescue department and you will be contacted once it is ready for pick-up.
- Does your department check and install smoke alarms and/or carbon monoxide detectors?
As a part of our Community Risk Reduction program the Fire-Rescue Department installs smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for residents of Carrboro and the South Orange Fire District. Smoke alarms provide early notifications increasing the likelihood that you and your family will be able to escape if there is a fire in your home. Submit this form to schedule installation or inspection of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm.
- How can I apply for a fire prevention permit?
The Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department issues construction and operational permits in accordance with applicable state laws and the currently adopted edition of the North Carolina Fire Code. For more information regarding permits, reference Section 105 of the North Carolina Fire Code and in Chapter 12, Article II, Section 12-10 of the Town Code. You can apply for a fire prevention permit by submitting this form.
Reminder: Any plans for review (electrical, remodeling, fire alarm, sprinkler system) should be submitted to Town of Carrboro Planning, Zoning, and Inspections through PIPER prior to contacting the Fire-Rescue Department.
- How to I schedule a fire prevention education event or fire station tour? Birthday Party? Other events?
We provide public education events, including fire prevention presentations. Use this form to request a public education event for your group or organization.
We regularly give station tours and safety talks to all types of groups, both formal and informal. Some of the groups we have had come through in the past include school classes, girl scouts, boy scouts, church groups, day care groups, after school programs, summer camp groups, home school students, and many individuals. Use this form to request a fire station tour.
If you are planning a community block party or birthday party our department will stop by during the event with a fire truck for all to see up close - both adults and children. We can show and explain the use and importance of the many pieces of equipment, display our gear, discuss fire safety topics, and distribute fire safety information. Use this form to request the department come out to your birthday or block party.
View our Community Services page to see what other services are offered by the fire-rescue department. Forms are available to request all of the services offered by the department.
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 918-7347 *
1411 Homestead RD
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 913-2943 *
*NOTE: Non-emergency telephone and email are not monitored 24/7/365.