Benefits Available to Departments that Meet Eligibility Criteria


NCAR&EMS office must be notified as per GS 58-88-25 within one-hundred eighty (180) days and application must be complete within two-hundred ten (210) days.

NCAR&EMS applications are required for all benefits.

See Benefits Page for qualifications

Death benefits (In-Line-Of-Duty)


North Carolina State$50,000.00
Federal$343,589.00+ Cost of living adjustment
Rescue Relief Fund$100,000.00(Rescue Relief Fund, Administered by NCAR&EMS)

Monetary Support for family of LODD (Rescue Relief Fund)


10% of the average weekly salary as determined by the N.C. Employment Security Commission for six (6) months.

Disability income (Rescue Relief Fund)


10% of weekly salary when injured in-line-of-duty.  Must notify NCAR&EMS within 30 days of injury.  Application must be made.  Administered by the NCAR&EMS.

Scholarships for Children of Department Members (Rescue Relief Fund)


NumberDollar ValueTerm
30$15,000.004 years
30$9,500.002/4 year
30$2,000.002 year

Applicants must apply by March 31 in the year they graduate, or the year after they graduate, from high school. Parents must be an eligible Rescue or EMS worker. Applications and rules will be on our web-site on January 1st of each year and will remain until March 31st. The scholarship program is administered by the NCAR&EMS. (see the scholarship page for additional details and application forms)

Scholarships for Children of In-Line-of-Duty Death (Rescue Relief Fund)


Children may choose a two (2) year scholarship for $2,000.00, a 2/4 for $9,500.00 or a $15,000 for four (4) year. Administered by the NCAR&EMS. Please contact the NCAR&EMS office for information when child is a senior in high school. (see the scholarship page for additional details and application forms)

Pension fund (Administered by N.C. Treasurer’s Office)


$170 per month after 20 years service at age 55 (updated on July 22, 2008).
You contribute $10.00 per month for 20 years.

N.C. State Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund Contact Information:
Website:www.myncretirement.com
Toll free phone number:1-877-NCSECURE (877-627-3287); press 5 when prompted to connect directly with Fire/Rescue staff
Fax number:919-855-5800
Fire/Rescue email:NC.Fire&Rescue@nctreasurer.com
Mailing address:3200 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604

Dignity Memorial Public Servants Program


Available to North Carolina Fire Fighters, Rescue and EMS Public Servants; for complete details on the program follow this link.

Health Insurance (Administered by SHP)


Please have your members call 919-814-4400. They will need to ask to speak directly with Rita Sandoval with SHP. There is not a website at the present time that will help this population with answers to their questions. Rita will be their only contact person that can certify the two qualifiers for benefit eligibility.

Payroll Services


If your department has employees, you should check out the services of the ADP to eliminate payroll problems. For complete information, follow this link.

Local Government Federal Credit Union Visa Debit Card


Help us help you! As an Association member you're entitled to belong to the LGFCU. Ask for the NC Rescue & EMS Association VISA debit card for your accounts debit card or cards and 50% of the merchant transaction fees will come to the Association. For complete information please follow this link.