In November, the Insurance Services Office reduced the district ISO from a 6 in hydrant areas and 8 in rural areas to 5 in hydrant and 6 in rural.
“It basically means that the lower the number, the cheaper your insurance will be,” Fire Chief Kevin Stephens said.
Homes within five miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a hydrant will receive the 5 rating. Properties within five miles but without a hydrant will receive the 6 rating. The reduction was effective December 1, 2015. Continue Reading →