Insurance Service Office gives Craig Volunteer Fire Department successful audit

Published 11:44 am Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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Craig Volunteer Fire Department had a successful audit by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) several weeks ago.

The Public Protection Classification (PPC) assigned by ISO for the Craig VFD coverage improved to a 05/5x.

“We are very proud of the hours of dedicated work that were done by our firefighters, the department, the 911 center, and the area water authorities to achieve this reduction,” Craig VFD Chief Dan Lane said.

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Lane said since the last audit, the department increased water supply, upgraded equipment and trained extensively to achieve the new rating.

The Public Protection Class rating is a numeric value used by insurance underwriters to determine the fees charged to home and business owners for fire insurance. The PPC is determined by an evaluation of a department’s operations in emergency communications system review, fire department operations, community water supply, and risk reduction efforts regarding structural firefighting.

Lane also said that both business and home insurers will see premiums drop when the new rating goes into effect on July 1.