The Town of Norwood contracts with Center Rural Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection services as well as medic services. Center Rural is located at 116 South Main Street in Norwood. Center Rural can be contacted at 704-474-3306. The Fire Chief is Vaughn Rummage and the Assistant Fire Chief is Toby Taylor.
The Norwood Center Rural Fire Department has an ISO rating of 4 inside the town limits of Norwood, and an ISO rating of 5 outside the limits. This translates to lower insurance rates for citizens.