Riverdale, Ga – On 9/26/16 Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services received the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 1. Fire Chief / EMA Director Landry Merkison shared the good news at the Board of Commissioner’s Meeting held on 10/18/16. ISO ratings are issued on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the best level of protection and 10 being no formal protection. Less than 2% of fire departments in the country and in the state of Georgia hold a rating of 1.
ISO’s rating schedule evaluates the fire department, emergency communications, water supply, and community risk reduction. The rating plays a very important role in the decisions insurance companies make affecting the pricing of property insurance. The citizens and businesses of unincorporated Clayton County, along with the cities of Lovejoy, Jonesboro, and Lake City, will now have access to the lowest insurance rates in the country. New businesses seeking to relocate can come to Clayton County knowing that their investment, and their employees will be protected by one of the best systems of fire, water, and communications in the country. Our homeowners can seek a reduction in their insurance premiums rewarding them for their support of Fire Protection in Clayton County.
For more information please contact Battalion Chief Laura Richardson.