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Mosier Fire District improves fire rating

Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) informed the City of Mosier by a May 6 letter that Public Protection Classifications (PPC) have improved for both the City of Mosier and the rest of the Mosier Fire District.

Previously, the City of Mosier was classified 7. The new PPC for the City of Mosier is 5.

The PPC for the rest of the Mosier Fire District improves from a 9 to a 5/5Y, roughly equivalent to 8B under ISO’s old grading system.

ISO’s classification ratings are used by many insurance companies as part of the basis for setting premiums for policies covering personal and commercial property.

An improvement in PPC often means lower premiums for property owners.

The recent change in ISO classification was brought about at the request of Mosier Fire Chief Jim Appleton. Steady improvement in training and equipment in the Mosier Fire Department accounts for most of the new classifications.

Chief Appleton said he is cautiously optimistic that further improvement in Mosier’s PPC is within reach.

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