City’s fire rating improves to Class 7

From Press Reports

Eupora’s fire classification has improved from Class 8 to Class 7, city officials announced last week.

The city reached the new insurance rating effective Aug. 10, according to releases from Mayor Dan Burchfield and the Eupora Fire Department.

The Class 7 public protection classification applies to eligible properties (properties having a needed fire flow of 3,500 gallons per minute or less) located within the legal boundaries of the city, within five road miles of the Eupora Fire Station and within 1,000 feet of a standard public fire hydrant. Properties not within 1,000 feet of a standard public hydrant will receive the split classification (7X).

The public fire protection insurance classification number is used as only one of several elements in developing some individual property rates. Individual property fire rates are also dependent upon specific construction, occupancy, private protection and exposure from adjacent buildings.

Any insurance contracts covering dwellings located in the city may be endorsed from Aug. 10 on a pro-rata basis to take advantage of the current fire premiums. Comprehensive dwelling policies and homeowners’ policies also may be endorsed on a pro-rata basis to take advantage of lower rates and premiums.
A copy of the official letter from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau may be obtained from City Hall during regular business hours.

“We encourage residents in the city limits of Eupora and within five road miles of the Eupora Fire Department to contact their insurance companies and advise them of the new fire rating,” the EFD released stated.
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“Many thanks to Fire Chief Mitch Jackson and his department for the hard work and time required to obtain this new rating,” Burchfield said.