Avoca gets lower fire ISO rating

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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AVOCA — The Insurance Services Office (I.S.O.) has completed an exhaustive review of The Avoca Fire & Rescue Department resulting in an overall I.S.O. rating improvement. Effective immediately, the I.S.O. rating within five miles of either of its two fire stations has been lowered from a rating of 10 (I.S.O.’s highest rating) to a rating of 6. After many months of preparation by Department personnel – and a four-month long I.S.O. review of Avoca’s manpower, equipment, training hours and infrastructure in the response area the I.S.O. determined that recent improvements in Avoca’s firefighting capability are sufficient for the new lower rating. The I.S.O. rating of a community has a direct effect on the insurance premiums that individuals pay on their homes and especially on commercial buildings. The lower the I.S.O. rating on a scale of 1 to 10, the better the insurance rates are.

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On the Record, Pages 3 on 11/17/2010

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