Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department improves ISO rating

Published 9:02 pm Monday, March 13, 2017

The Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department has received results from the evaluation conducted last May by the Insurance Service Office. The SCVFD is proud to announce that effective on April 1, 2017, the ISO’s Public Protection Class rating for our community will lower from a 7/10 to a 5/10.
Stoney Creek residents that live five road miles or less from one of the two Stoney Creek Fire Stations may see a savings on their fire insurance premiums. Several department members have checked with their insurance agent and are expecting to save around $75 a year.
SCVFD has renewed its efforts to find a location for a third fire station in the Buladeen Community. A majority of this community is further than five miles from Fire Station 1 and those residents are rated as class 10, which is equivalent to no fire protection. If those folks can get insurance at all, it is at a very high rate. A fire station in this area should allow all Stoney Creek residents to take advantage of the lower ISO rating. Most importantly, a fire station in that area will reduce our response times to incidents in that community.
If any residents of the service area would like a copy of the ISO PPC rating letter, the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have those available at the fire stations.
More information on the ISO’s PPC program can be found on-line at
The Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department also has a new Fire Chief. Jack Buckles was elected to the position by the department membership on Feb. 27 and confirmed by the department’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 28. Buckles has been a volunteer with the SCVFD since 1997.

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