FAQ Topic: Fire Department FAQs

How can I obtain a burning permit?

If you are burning outside of the Town limits a burning permit from the NC Forest Service is required. These permits can be obtained from the North Carolina Forest Service website.  These permits are free, sent to you via email and are good for thirty days.  If you are burning it is also suggested that you … Continued

What is the current ISO rating?

The Rutherfordton Fire and Rescue Department has a current ISO rating for insurance classifications of a 4/9e. All properties inside the city limits of Rutherfordton, Ruth, and properties within the Rutherfordton Fire District which are no more than 1000 feet from a fire hydrant have a 4 ISO classification. All other properties within the Rutherfordton Fire … Continued

How do I get a car seat installed?

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue has certified technicians that are available to properly educate and assist you in installing car seats in the safest manner. If you or anyone you know needs assistance in car seat installations, we will assist by appointment only. You can call the station at (828) 287-7367 to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer smoke detectors?

If you are a resident in the Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue’s fire district we do offer free smoke detectors.  These can be picked up at our station or installed by request.  Contact the fire station at 828-287-7367 X2 if you are in need of smoke detectors. “Working smoke detectors save lives”

How can I get a reflective blue address sign?

If you are a resident of the Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue fire district (Town or rural) you can call the fire station at 828-287-7367 X2 to get an address sign. These are free to residents in the fire district.

Can I burn inside Town limits?

No open burning inside the Town limits is allowed.  You are allowed to have a recreational fire inside a fire pit.  If you are burning outside of the Town limits a burning permit from the NC Forest Service is required. These permits can be obtained from the North Carolina Forest Service website.  These permits are free, … Continued

What is a Knox Box?

A Knox box is a tamper proof emergency key box that is placed outside of the building.  Once installed we lock the keys to your building inside and they are only accessed if an emergency arises at the location.  The Town has an ordinance that states that any new business in Town or any business … Continued

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