The ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating is a report card for fire services that determines how well a local fire department can protect its community and homes. It correlates risk for insurance companies providing coverage to homes and businesses within a zip code and affects property insurance rates.
Several key areas are evaluated for an ISO rating:
• Quality of fire department – Staffing, training and proximity of firehouse.
• Water supply – Availability and prevalence of fire hydrants.
• Quality of an area’s dispatch center.
• Community outreach – fire prevention and safety courses.
The ISO rating is measured on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best rating. A lower ISO rating also helps department’s secure federal and state fire funding.
Fletcher Fire and Rescue is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Miller to Division Chief. Mike was born and raised in Henderson County. He began his public service career as a junior firefighter at Edneyville Fire & Rescue in 1979. Mike has always had a passion for serving. In 1988 he graduated from the North Carolina Justice Academy and began his career in law enforcement, while still volunteering and part-timing as a firefighter. Mike served the citizens of North Carolina for 31 and ½ years as an officer of the law. After retirement he began his full-time career in firefighting at Mountain Home Fire & Rescue. Mike holds two degrees, one in criminal justice and the other in Fire technology. In 2018 he joined the team here at Fletcher Fire and Rescue as Training Captain. We are so grateful to have him among our ranks here at Fletcher. He brings knowledge, experience and honor to our department. Congratulations Division Chief Miller!
“I have enjoyed the past forty years serving the citizens of this county and I hope I can continue to serve the citizens of Fletcher Fire District for many years to come.” Division Chief Michael Miller
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We are currently accepting applications!
Please stop by our main station located at 49 East Fanning Bridge Road to apply or click link below for printable application.
Fire & Life Safety presentation or outreach request
Would you like a Fire & Life Safety program? What about a station tour or have the fire department attend your special event?If so please contact via email @ Rick Hodge or call 828-684-0864
The Fletcher Fire and Rescue Junior Firefighters program is designed for youth to explore the fire service and emergency medical services as a possible career choice. The program is open to young men and women 15 to 18 years old. Please contact via email @ Rick Hodge or call 828-684-0864