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Enterprise Fire Company Improves ISO Rating

Better rating means lower insurance costs.

When soliciting insurance quotes for home, auto and life, lower rates, generally speaking, are best.

The same bodes true for Hatboro’s , which recently improved its Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating from 5 to 4 – a move that notched the volunteer-driven organization a step closer to “exemplary,” which is reserved for those bearing a 1 rating, according to Fire Chief Keith Gordon.

The rating plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies, according to Gordon, who made a brief presentation to the Hatboro Borough Council Monday night. 

“The better our rating the lower our insurance will be,” Gordon said. “And God knows we all pay enough for insurance.”

An improved ISO rating means Hatboro residents would get lower rates on their insurance, according to Gordon. 

An evaluation of the fire department – including reviews of everything from eqipment, to staffing, training and geographic distribution of fire companies – accounts for 50 percent of the total score, Gordon said. 

Statewide, Gordon said 2,587 fire departments have been reviewed. Of those, only 24 have received a higher ISO classification, he said.

In other business, the council agreed to consider approval of a more than $13,000 phone upgrade for the fire company during its Feb. 27 meeting.

Cora Rowe February 18, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Great job improving your insurance rating! Hats off to all firefighters, where would we be without them.
HomeTownHatboro February 23, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I heard this actually will help the residence of hatboro with their insurance, which is not all that clear in the article but anyway we should give a big thanks for those guys who are all doing everything they do as volunteers
Keith Gordon February 23, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Bob is right. An improved ISO rating has nothing to do with the Fire Company getting lower insurance rates, but it means by improving the service we provide to the community, then EVERYONE in Hatboro may receive lower rates on their insurance.
HomeTownHatboro February 23, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Changed name from Bob case anyone was wondering about Keith comment below
Dan Dee February 23, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Keith Gordon is a great guy. He works very hard for the fire company and is a true leader. I wish Keith Gordon was my son in law. My son in law is lazy, dumb, and worthless. Keith Gordon is none of that. He is a cop and a firefighter. Keith Gordon is like a yukon wolf wearing plaid boxer underwear while swimming in the wine glass of life while smoking a cigar wafting fumes and smoke of pure genius....cool dude.....cool dude....cool.......dude.

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