Ascension Parish Fire District 3, also known to many as Prairieville Fire Department, starts the New Year on a good note. Ascension Parish Fire District 3 received official notification that it has improved its fire protection rating from a class 3 to a class 2 for residential and commercial properties, Fire Chief Mark Stewart stated on Monday.
Fire Departments are rated by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) for insurance classification. Fire Districts are rated on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being the highest obtainable score. The rating evaluation is based on 50% fire department, 40% water system, and 10% communications. Over the past 5 years improvements have been made in all three grading score areas.
Chief Stewart said much credit is to be given to the men and women who diligently work for Ascension Parish Fire District 3, their hard work is what allows these accomplishments to happen. Chief Stewart also thanked Ascension Parish Water Co and Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre along with his dispatch center for their continuing improvements helping us achieve this Class 2 rating.
The rating for fire departments, and Ascension Parish Fire District 3’s improved rating is essential for our citizens as Louisiana law mandates that better fire insurance ratings translate into savings on property fire insurance premiums. LA R.S.22:1460(I)
Ascension Parish Fire District 3 encourages owners of residential and commercial properties to contact their Insurance Agent for potential savings with the New Class 2 fire rating.
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