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Eureka Fire Protection District Receives Improved Fire Protection Classification!
By Deputy Chief Randy Gabel
Mar 8, 2003, 11:07

For release, March, 2003

Press Release

Eureka Fire Protection District Receives Improved Fire Protection Classification!

The Board of Directors of the Eureka Fire Protection District is proud to announce a change in their fire protection class rating, by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO). The Fire District has improved their fire protection rating from a class 5 to a CLASS 4, which is going to mean a potential savings to the citizens and businesses located in the Eureka Fire District.

The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) is a nation wide service that evaluates and rates fire departments and then reports that rating to numerous insurance companies across the country. Homeowners insurance rates are based on the rating their fire department has with the ISO. Homeowners and businesses should see an improvement in their homeowners insurance over the next year as this rating is put into effect with insurance companies.

Fire Districts nationwide are rated by the ISO on a scale of 1-10. A rating of 10  usually indicates that there are probably no fire hydrants readily available and the fire department maybe be more than 5 miles from that location, such as a very remote farm. A rating of a 1 usually indicates a  fire department with numerous fire stations and equipment, an excellent water supply, and low loss ratio. Large cities like New York, Los Angeles, or St. Louis are where you would usually find a fire department with rating of a 1.

The improvement in the ISO rating is a direct benefit of the bond issue, Proposition S, that the residents of the Eureka Fire Protection District passed in 1999. By passing this bond issue the fire district was able to upgrade their firefighting fleet, equipment and buildings. These improvements dramatically helped improve our site review of by ISO and resulted in the improved rating. Proposition S was for Safety, Service and Savings, which all three have been accomplished with this rating change. Safety for the Citizens and Firefighters through the improved equipment purchased with the Bond Issue. Service through the continued dedication and commitment to the community by the Directors and staff.. Savings to residents through the short term investment of this bond issue which is going to yield long term savings in insurance costs.

The Eureka Fire Protection District would like to thank EVERYONE for their support of the Fire District and the Bond Issue. A very SPECIAL THANKS goes to the Cities of Eureka & Wildwood  for their support of the Fire District as well.

The Eureka Fire Protection District, 1999 Missouri Fire Department of the Year, serves the Communities of Eureka, Wildwood, Allenton, Hoene Springs, Crescent, Southwest St. Louis County, and Northern Jefferson County

Deputy Chief Randy Gabel
Eureka Fire Protection District
1060 Highway W, PO Box 97
Eureka, MO 63025
Voice (636) 938-5505
Fax    (314) 215-0077



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