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LETTER: Hats off to Colorado River Fire Rescue

Please applaud the efforts of the recently formed Colorado River Fire Rescue in their successfully attaining an ISO CLASS 3/8-B from a 5/9 for the former Rifle FD and a 6/9 for the former Burning Mountains FD.  

Most property fire insurance rates are based on this ISO rating system. Dropping to a class 3/8-B is a huge step in lowering your fire insurance rates. Only 3.6 percent of fire departments nationwide are able to meet this classification. One article I read estimated that for each “full point” dropped it could result in approximately a $40-45 drop in insurance premiums.  

Not all insurance carriers utilize the ISO ratings system, so be sure to contact your insurance agent to understand the savings this will have on your fire insurance. It is not often that a taxing entity returns money to the taxpayer either in tax cuts or other significant returns. Based on the property evaluations for this area the total cumulative savings could be in the millions of dollars.  



Thank you, Colorado River Fire Rescue!

Stuart Cerise



West Valley, Utah


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