Polk County recently had 2 fire departments receive lower ISO ratings.
Columbus received an ISO Class 4 rating and Green Creek received an ISO Class 5 rating. The ratings were given recently by the North Carolina Department of Insurance and will improve insurance premiums for businesses within those fire districts.
The changes to the insurance ratings will take effect in May of this year.
“I know you are proud of your department’s achievement and would like to share this news with the members of your community,” said Insurance Commissioner, State Fire Marshal Mike Causey. “I also know that the majority of citizens may not be aware that the rating of their responding fire department directly impacts their property insurance calculations.”