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East Grand Fire improved ISO ratings

Effective February 1, East Grand County Fire Protection District No. 4 has improved ISO Fire Protection Insurance Class Ratings.

The new ratings is Class 3 in hydrant areas and Class 4 in rural areas without fixed water supplies.

The previous ratings were Class 4 and Class 6, respectively.

"The improved protection class ratings may provide savings on your property insurance depending on your property and your insurance company," said Todd Holzwarth, East Grand Fire Chief.

"Contact your insurance agent to get more information."

The Fire District was evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) last fall. ISO is a private company that provides information to the insurance industry that includes rating fire protection capabilities of fire service agencies throughout the U.S. The ISO grades fire protection on a scale of 1 (the most credit) to 10 (not meeting minimums).

The Class 3 rating applies to properties within five miles of their stations and within 1,000 ft. of a creditable water supply. Class 3 applies to the Towns of Winter Park, Fraser, and subdivisions with water supplies. The Class 4 rating applies to rural areas using a water shuttle system (Fire Department Developed Supply) but still within five miles. Class 10 is applied to areas beyond the five miles.

The East Grand Fire Protection Districts volunteer firefighters and staff provided over 11,000 hours of training, testing, and maintaining of our equipment, while responding to 313 calls during 2016 to help make this possible. Contact East Grand Fire at 970-726-5824 with questions.