Under the direction of Wayne Goodwin, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal, the Fire/Rescue Grants & Relief Fund programs collect and disburse over 12 Million dollars annually.
The Volunteer Fire Department Fund and Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund was created to financially assist our State's greatest resource, our volunteer emergency personnel. The NC General Statutes have been amended to allow for limited paid personnel. Through dollar-for-dollar matching fund programs, the Department of Insurance assist fire departments and rescue/EMS organizations to purchase related equipment and to make capital expenditures.
- Volunteer Fire Department Fund: NCGS 58-87-1
- Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund: NCGS 58-87-5
The Firefighters’ Relief Fund and Rescue Relief Fund programs are designed to financially assist firefighter and rescue personnel in the event of In-Line of Duty injury or death. It may also be used for supplemental retirements, educational benefits and to purchase other insurance/pension plans.
- Firefighters’ Relief Fund: NCGS 58-84-1/55
- Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund: NCGS 58-88-1/30