Fairfield residents to pay less for home insurance
The Insurance Safety Office rating for Fairfield will drop from a 6 to a 5 effective Wednesday.
Fairfield Fire Chief Scott Vaughan explained the lower rating is good news for local homeowners because they will be paying less for their homeowners insurance.
“I talked to [some of the local insurance company representatives] and depending on what a homeowner has, he could see a 3 to 7 percent savings,” said Vaughan.
To receive the lower rating, the city had to meet criteria set by the ISO. Vaughan said the main ones were training, water supply and staffing of the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center dispatch center.
Vaughan said the ISO rating can go lower than a 5, but a 4 rating usually goes to cities with full-time fire departments with training centers and more time to dedicate to training.