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Improved Insurance Ratings in CAFMA Area

19 April 2017   Lynne LaMaster
Insurance Services Office (ISO) scores improve for Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority residents

The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority recently underwent an Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation resulting in a reduction in the overall rating for the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority. The ISO rating is a rating by an independent organization that evaluates fire departments and relays the information to insurance companies; the lower the score the better the rating. The reduction in the service rating can result in a reduction in fire insurance costs to both residential and commercial properties.

In areas with fire hydrants the rating was reduced from a 4 to a 3. In areas where water is hauled (areas that do not have hydrants) the rating was reduced from a 5 to a 4. Properties within the fire protection coverage area that are more than 5 road miles from a fire station (with or without fire hydrants) receive a fire protection rating of 10.

The previous rating for the Central Yavapai Fire District was a 4/5/10 and the Chino Valley Fire District had a rating of 3/5/10. The formation of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority allowed us to reduce the rating for the 246 square miles that we serve to a 3/4/10. This is great news for residents and business owners within the Fire Authority’s jurisdiction.

Scott Freitag
Fire Chief
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

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