Fire protection redistricting may impact insurance

Fire protection district could lower insurance premiums


According to Jim Piche, President of the Carbon County Fire Protection District Steering Committee, one benefit of a fire district may be lower insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses.

Unincorporated Carbon County does not have an Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating, which is one of the factors insurance companies use to determine rates for an area.

An ISO evaluation for fire protection involves looking at communications, hose testing, pump testing, water system capability, training, and personnel attendance. Based on that the ISO rates the capability for fire protection. L...

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