Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees
The Local Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees was established to provide compensation and financial assistance to firemen having accidents or sustaining injuries while serving in the line of duty. The Fund is part of the State Firemen’s Relief Fund. It operates and is administered under North Carolina State Law and is financed solely by a percentage of insurance premiums collected within the local municipality.
The Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustee’s is comprised of five (5) people: Two shall be elected by the Fire Department, two shall be elected by the City Council, and one shall be appointed by the Insurance Commissioner.
A board member’s term shall be as follows: The Fire Department and City Council shall hold an election each January to elect their representatives to the board. One member will serve for two years and one member will serve for one year. Thereafter, each year in January, they shall elect only one member, and his/her term of office shall be for two years. The Commissioner of Insurance appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Insurance Commissioner.
The Board of Trustees of the Local Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees convenes as the need arises. The date and time of meetings vary according to the nature and urgency of the problem to be considered.
For further information concerning the Local Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees, please contact the Shelby Fire Chief at 704 484-6835.