Whetstone Fire District improvements lead to higher protection rating for Huachuca City

  • Source: Sierra Vista Herald
  • Published: 07/30/2020 06:38 PM

PHOTO: Whetstone Fire District Chief Peter Bidon and his staff received a standing ovation at a recent Huachuca City town council meeting after Bidon reported a significant improvement in the town’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) score. In January 2018 the town of Huachuca City entered into a contract with Whetstone Fire District for its fire protection services. At the time, the town’s ISO score was a 10, which is equivalent to “no fire protection.” Now, the rating is a four, reflecting improvements in a number of areas that ISO uses in its evaluation process. In his introductory remarks prior to calling Bidon to the podium to deliver his report, Huachuca City Mayor Johann Wallace praised Whetstone Fire for the town’s improved ISO score. “In all honesty, what a lot of folks didn’t understand is that there was an extreme lack of record keeping when Chief Bidon and his staff started,” Wallace said. “Records are key and critical in getting a good ISO rating.”


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