The Mountain Home Fire and Rescue is a nonprofit organization that operates off a fire protection tax base in Henderson County, North Carolina. We are combination volunteer-paid fire department operating out of 3 stations. We have 25 volunteers and 13 paid firefighters that provide 24-hour coverage for our district.
We cover 17.5 square miles with a population of 15,000. We have an annual budget of $1,150,000, for the year 2010, that is overseen by a 9-member board of directors.
In April 2008 our department was inspected by the North Carolina Department Of Insurance (DOI). As a result of the inspection, our Insurance rating was lowered from Class 5/9 split rate to a Class 5 district wide rate. The new rating goes into effect November 1, 2008.
A Few Facts About Us:
Firefighter II: 17 members
Rescue Techs: 9 members
EMTs MRs: 19 members
Level II Instructors: 4 members
Swift Water Rescue Techs: 7 members
Driver Operator: 8 members
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1313 calls in 2009
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