Fire Company Achieves New ISO-PPC Rating. Homeowners Eligible for Insurance Rate Reduction

Due to the efforts of the Upper Black Eddy Fire Company under Chief Jim Serfass in fulfilling the requirements of the Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) Public Protection Classification Program (PPC), homeowners within a 5-mile radius of the UBE Firehouse can get a reduction in premiums paid for fire and/or homeowners insurance.

The letter below from ISO Manager Dominic Santanna to Fire Chief Jim Serfass is the proof needed that the ISO rating of 9 has been upgraded to 8B, due to three years of extensive drills and training exercise by our volunteer Fire Company 47.

In order to get a reduction, homeowners will need to contact their insurance agent and present the letter below as proof of this rating change. Any questions, please contact Larry Reinfeld, UBE Fire Police Lieutenant, 267-261-8443.

A huge thank-you to Chief Serfass and all the members of the UBE Fire Company for their long hours and diligent efforts in bringing safety and this financial benefit to our community!

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ISO Rating Change Notice