Volunteer fire department drops ISO rating by four points

Volunteer fire department drops ISO rating by four points
One Region 8 Fire Department got some great news from their latest ISO rating.

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An area fire department got some great news from their latest ISO rating.

The Northeast Greene County Fire District had their first official ISO rating recently.

The volunteer department was previously rated at a 9 because they had never been formally rated- only one point away from the worst possible score.

But, after this assessment, the department dropped from a 9 to a class 5 ISO rating.

Chief Shawn Lenderman said the new rating means those that live in their district could see a lower insurance premium.

“As a firefighter, you try to you know work with your community, make it better in any way shape or form," said Lenderman, “In this way what we have done is we’re going to save a lot of our community a lot of money.”

The Northeast Greene County Fire District has three fire stations in their district, with 25 volunteer firefighters.

They’ve reached out to a few insurance companies already to let them know about the new score, but they’re urging those that live in their district to call as well to make sure they receive that reduced rate.

The department’s ISO rating will officially be changed to a 5 on May 1, 2019.

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