Mocksville Fire Dept. improves insurance ratings

Published 9:46 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Mocksville Fire Department has improved its municipal fire protection rating from Class 5 to a Class 4 as a result of a Jan. 16 inspection by the state fire marshal’s office.

Fire Chief Frank Carter said it is a testament to the commitment of the town board, Mayor Will Marklin and Town Manager Marcus Abernethy that allowed the department to improve the rating.

It could mean a savings in homeowner’s insurance for everyone in the district, effective July 1. While the state office will notify insurance carriers, residential and commercial property owners should check their policies, Carter said.

“While this is a significant achievement ranking the department in the top 20 percent of all fire departments in North Carolina, we would like to emphasize that this is only a recognition of an ongoing process of continuing to improve the services provided to the citizens of Mocksville and Davie County,” he said.

“I’d like to congratulate Chief Carter for the department’s performance and for the hard work of all the members,” said N.C. Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Mike Causey. “The citizens in the town should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency.”