The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) inspects and evaluates the fire protection capabilities of cities, counties, and municipal fire districts.
WSRB evaluates the effort a community has made to provide fire protection services to citizens and property owners. Ratings range from class 1 to 10, with class 1 representing superior property fire protection, and is determined based on four major factors:
Fire Protection Class ratings are used by insurance companies to help determine fire insurance premiums for properties. WSRB has notified Fire District 11 that the Fire Protection Class rating for our fire district has improved from a Class 5/6 to a Class 4/5, effective April 1, 2022.
Meaning, if you’re business or residence is within 1,000 feet of a working fire hydrant, you are a Class 4. If you are NOT within that 1,000 feet of a working fire hydrant, you are a Class 5 rating.
It is recommended that parties contact their insurance company to determine the effect of this new protection classification and the potential impact on their insurance premiums.