The Insurance Services Office (ISO) helps establish industry standards used by most insurance companies to determine fire premiums. Though all insurance companies who utilize ISO are required to recognize the improved ratings by February 1, 2018, some may provide discounts sooner.
Property owners should talk with their insurance provider to determine which rate is applied to their property.
“We are so pleased with our improved rating. It has the potential to save the people we serve money on their insurance premiums,” states Fire Chief Mike Duyck. “We also appreciate the comprehensive analysis of our operations and prevention capabilities by an objective third party.”
ISO considered TVF&R’s staffing, equipment, training, fire station distribution, incident reporting, data collection and community-risk-reduction efforts. They also evaluated water infrastructure, shuttling abilities and emergency communications. Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency and TVF&R’s fire prevention program earned the highest marks in all categories.