Many owners of retail, commercial and industrial businesses in Concord City limits will have lower fire insurance costs following a recent evaluation by the N.C. Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal.
Fire insurance rates are based on ISO Public Protection Classification Program. ISO's expert staff collects information about municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification—a number from 1 to 10, with Class 1 generally representing superior property fire protection.
The City of Concord’s ISO rating has improved to Class 1, effective Sept. 1.
The Class 1 rating places Concord Fire Department in the top 0.03 percent in the nation. There are more than 48,000 rated fire districts in the United States.