New fire department rating could mean lower insurance costs
Published: June 14,2012
COLUMBUS — A new ranking for the Columbus Fire Department could mean reduced insurance rates for home and business owners in the city.
The Mississippi Rating Bureau has rated Columbus a four, which is up from its rating a five where it has remained for the past 30 years.
Mayor Robert Smith tells The Commercial Dispatch Columbus joins other cities ranked four including Biloxi, Gulfport, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian and Hattiesburg.
Fire chief Ken Moore says the ratings are how insurance premiums are based. The items considered during the ranking process are water systems and water pressure, fire service to the community and fire safety control.
One element Moore said was instrumental in the ranting was the recent approval for a new fire truck.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mississippi no longer has highest unemployment rate in nation
- McDaniel cites Gunn's challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- SouthGroup Insurance named to 'Best Practices' study
- Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar