Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) has completed its evaluation of the fire protection capabilities, as they relate to fire insurance rating, of our community. It is our please to inform you that the Protection Classification (PC) for Snohomish County Fire Protection District #15 has improved from Protection Class 6 to Protection Class 5, effective July 2, 2014.
Snohomish County Fire Protection District #15 was also evaluated for WSRB Tender Credit and it was determined that the community will retain this PC rating credit.
A Protection Class (PC) 5 rating will apply to dwelling and commercial properties located in the community, within 5 road miles of a responding fire station and having standard fire hydrant distribution and water supply. Properties in the community not meeting the above requirements will receive a different PC rating.
We recommend residents of our community contact their insurance agents to determine the relative effect this new community protection classification will have on their insurance premium.
The survey was not conducted for property loss prevention or for life safety purposes. The purpose was to gather information needed to determine a fire insurance relevant Public Protection Classification that may be used to develop fire insurance rates or loss costs. The evaluation criteria incorporate many national recognized standards, such as those developed by NFPA and AWWA, and has been filed with and approved by the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner.
July 2, 2014
Next evaluation period is in 2018