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For Immediate Release







Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Inc. to Bolster
Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant


 June 20, 2018  The Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Inc has received a $1,955 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to Brian Shaw at the Pittsboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department Inc.  Located at 150 Sanford Road in Pittsboro. The award will be used to assist with prefire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings.  The information will help the fire service respond in an emergency situation.

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 40 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of North Carolina-based organizations.

 At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable, said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program. Far too often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be. With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve.

Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants quarterly to fire departments as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause.

To learn more about FM Globals Fire Prevention Grant Program, or to apply for a grant, please visit















Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awarded



          Pittsboro, NC (  June 19, 2015)


Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department has been awarded a $45,731 Grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program for replacement of Stationary SCBA Compressor and Cascade Fill Station.  


This Grant will allow Pittsboro Fire Rescue to purchase a new Stationary SCBA Compressor and Cascade Fill Station for the department.  The new Compressor will replace aging equipment with several integrated safety Features.





Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awarded



            Pittsboro, NC (Aug 29, 2014)


Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department has been awarded a $162,545  Grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program for replacement of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).


This Grant will allow Pittsboro Fire Rescue to purchase 29 new SCBA’s for the department. The new SCBA will replace aging equipment. The new SCBA will have several integrated safety Features that were not available in the older equipment.


SCBAs provide breathable air for firefighters when they are fighting structure fires and any other time they are exposed to a hazardous environment, while also providing protection from a multitude of other respiratory exposures that have been linked to cancer.


Each SCBA purchased with this grant money will include a high pressure bottle, breathing regulator, frame, harness, full face piece, heads up display (HUD) and a spare bottle.



About the Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant


The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service

organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed

to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
















Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department

Receives Duke Energy Foundation Grant


Pittsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Department has received a grant for $1050 to expand its current Fire Prevention and Home Safety Program. Through this generous donation we continue to increase awareness of Fire Safety issues.  This funding was provided by Duke Energy Foundation.


For more information on the foundation please visit:













Pittsboro Fire Rescue Lowers Fire Suppression Rating


Pittsboro, NC - Pittsboro Fire Rescue Department is pleased to announce that it has lowered it Fire Suppression Rating after a recent Inspection.  Pittsboro received a reclassification of a 4. The new rating applies to Town of Pittsboro, and is an improvement from the previous rating of 6.  


The 4 rating will apply to property within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant in the City Limits of Pittsboro.


Areas outside of the Town Limits are also served by Pittsboro Fire Rescue Department as Part of the “Circle City” Fire District. This area also received an improved rating of 5/9E.  


The 5 rating is for property within five miles of a recognized Fire Station.


The 9E rating will apply to those outside of 5 miles from a recognized Fire Station but within 6 miles of a Fire Station. This 9E rating cannot be changed due to distance.   Properties greater than five miles but less than six miles carries a Class 9 rating.


Each insurance company independently determines the premiums it charges its policyholders. Residents and business owners should contact their insurance company to find out whether their rates will be affected.


Both the improved ratings will be effective May 1, 2014.


Town Rating Info:

Town of Pittsboro Rating Download


Circle City Fire District:

Circle City Fire District Download

If you live outside of Town and are within 5 miles of a Pittsboro Fire Rescue Department Station.


Please feel free to download, print,  and give to your insurance agent. The agent may also visit the site to download and print.