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Fire protection is provided in each of the five towns by volunteer fire departments. South Hill has a fire insurance rating of Class 5, Chase City rates Class 6, La Crosse rates Class 6, and Clarksville is rated Class 8. Fire service is provided to industry beyond corporate limits and in the rural areas of the county by 5 additional volunteer fire companies located throughout the county.
Official Website of Mecklenburg Fire department can be found at:

One of the Biggest Fire departments of NC is The Charlotte Fire Department. Its Operations Division is separated into 6 Battalions. There are 35 fire stations located in the city that house a number of different apparatus.

The Charlotte Fire Department's Administrative Division is located at 228 East 9th Street in Uptown Charlotte. The Fire Chief's Office and the Deputy Chiefs' Offices are located here, along with Emergency Management personnel. Other offices at the administrative building are:

Planning and Research
Human Resources and Recruiting
Information Technology
Fleet Management
Public Information Officer (PIO)

Public Fire and Life Safety Education
The Fire Education Bureau provides fire and life safety programs for the citizens of Charlotte.

Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau is led by the Fire Marshall and two Senior Fire Inspectors. 15 fire inspectors conduct fire inspections and hydrant maintenance.

Fire Investigation Task Force
Charlotte's Fire Investigation Task Force is composed of Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arson investigators. The task Force is led by a Chief Fire Investigator.

Training Division
The Charlotte Fire Department Training Division, at 1750 Shopton Road, provides continuing education for members of the fire department through regular training programs. Fire Recruit School also takes place at the Training Academy. The training staff is led by the Chief of Training.

Communications Division
The Communications Division of the Charlotte Fire Department is a stand-alone 24-hour emergency communications center that is responsible for matching the public's requests with the resources of the Fire Department

Emergency Management Division
The Emergency Management Office is a division of the Fire Department that coordinates large-scale emergency situations in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.


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