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Fire-Rescue Grants and Relief Funds

Effective April 17, 2018, invoice(s) and proof of payment must be uploaded via the internal application for review in lieu of mailing them to the Mail Service Center.
Please direct all emails for the grants department to:

2020 Fire Grant Application period

The application opens on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. The deadline will be Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

General Description

Under the direction of Mike Causey, 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 assists 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