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The Carbondale Fire Dept. improves its ISO rating for fire protection

Firefighters
Carbondale Fire Dept.

Following its recent Insurance Services Office inspection, the Carbondale Fire Department’s ISO Rating has improved to the second highest rating possible.

The Fire Department previously held an ISO Rating of 4, but says it's now a rating of 2, which will go into effect in September.

A Fire Department’s ISO fire rating determines how well the local department can protect its community and home.

Insurance companies use the score to help set home insurance rates, since a home less likely to be severely damaged or destroyed by fire is cheaper to insure.

The Carbondale Fire Department’s new ISO rating of 2 groups them in with the top six percent of all Fire Departments rated nationally.

The City of Carbondale says residents and business owners should contact their insurance carrier in September to see if this improved ISO rating may reduce their premiums.

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