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.
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority