MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- At Wednesday's Town Board meeting, Fire Chief Brendan Collins announced the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department's fire protection rating was upgraded, which may cause resident's fire insurance premiums to go down.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rates fire departments on a scale of one-to-10, with Class 1 indicating superior property protection and Class 10 indicating that the area's fire supression program doesn't meet ISO standards.
The Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department's (TMFD) rating was improved from a Class 3 to a Class 2 department, which will go into effect Dec. 1 this year.
"We are very pleased with the improved rating," Collins said in a statement to the Town Board. "The department has made a concerted effort to improve and maintain its equipment and training over the years."
ISO evaluates a department's fire supression capabilities by evaluating their dispatching system, training, staffing, water supply, quality of equipment and other data. Collins attriubtes their improved rating, in part, to their two new fire trucks and high-volume of dispatches.
The fire departments in the villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont are both rated Class 3 departments.
The Town board urges residents living in the unincorporated area of the Town of Mamaroneck to notify their insurance companies of the raised rating to ensure they take it into account.
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