Residents in the Crouse Volunteer Fire Departmentâ€™s district can now receive up to a 25 percent reduction in annual fire insurance policy if theyâ€™re within 1,000 feet of a working fire hydrant. Contributed photo
CROUSE â€” Property owners in the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department tax district can now request an insurance rate reduction through their structure and contents providers.
â€œThis is a welcomed moral boost for this community while jobs and business revenue is at a premium,â€ said Crouse Chief Milton Sain.
This is a three-year process that each fire department is required to pursue in an effort to prove its effectiveness in providing protection to its district.
Residential property owners within 1,000 feet of a working fire hydrant in the Crouse VFD district will receive up to a 25 percent reduction in their annual fire insurance policy amount.
Commercial properties within the same area may yield an even greater savings as a proactive move toward loss prevention.
Sain credits the work of the departmentâ€™s members and Board of Directions, the residents of the district for support and the Lincoln County Public Works Department for a vision in extending the water line infrastructure.
Every new fire hydrant extends insurance savings for 1,000, so officials urge residents to notify insurance providers as soon as possible.