- Mt. Morris Fire Improves it's ISO Rating -
In May 2016, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) performed a routine audit of the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District. ISO staff reviewed the District’s fire-suppression capabilities based on a variety of factors such as fire department equipment, staffing and training, the distance of individual properties from fire stations and fire hydrants, water supply, and communications.
Following the comprehensive review and analysis of these factors, ISO then assigns communities a fire-protection class (PPC) that ranges between 1 (best) and 10 (unprotected). ISO’s classifications are used by nearly all property insurance companies as a factor in setting homeowners’ and commercial property insurance rates. Insurers calculate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties on the basis of these classifications.
The portion of the District within the Village of Mt. Morris remained unchanged, a PPC of 4. The area of the District outside the Village improved from a PPC 7 to a 4. The new PPC will be effective December 1st, 2016.
“Our ability to improve our district’s fire-protection was positively influenced by improvements to our district’s equipment, water, and training,” said Fire Chief Rob Hough “We want to thank the citizens and taxpayers for their support, which allowed us to continually upgrade our training and equipment”
Residents who live outside the Village within the District should contact their insurance agents to find out if the improvement will have an impact on their insurance premiums.
We need your help! It has been 15 years since the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District has sought a tax increase. The ever rising costs of operation and shrinking revenue streams have forced the District to seek an increase. We are asking for a $0.10 raise on the Fire Tax and the Ambulance Tax. This would is a much needed increase in order for the District to continue to provide the quality and level of service we currently provide. If approved and the full amount is levied the additional cost of an average $100,000.00 home would be approximately $67.00 annually or about $5.50 a month. We would appreciate your support with a “Yes” vote on April 2nd.
Check back here for additional information to be posted as well. You can also call the District Firehouse at (815)734-4322 for more Information.
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