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Fire Protection Class Upgrade

posted Sep 25, 2014, 7:51 AM by Donavon Mattern   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 7:51 AM ]
The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) has completed its evaluation of the fire protection capabilities, as they relate to fire insurance rating, of our community. The WSRB has informed us that the Protection Classification for F
ire District 3 has improved from a Protection Class 5 to a Protection Class 4. This new rating becomes effective February 1, 2015.

Fire District 3 was also evaluated for WSRB Tender Credit, and it was determined that the community will retain this Protection Class rating credit.

A Protection Class 4 rating will apply to dwelling and commercial properties located in the community, within 5 road miles of a responding fire station and having a standard fire hydrant distribution and water supply. Properties in the community not meeting the above requirements will receive a different Protection Class rating.

Protection Class ratings for individual and commercial properties are available by calling WSRB Customer Service at (206) 217-0101. We recommend residents contact their insurance agents to determine the relative effect this new Protection Class rating will have on their insurance premiums.