Marysville Fire District, the City of Marysville and Snohomish County Fire District 12, have achieved a Protection Class 3 rating by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) effective May 2020.
WSRB ratings range from Class 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating. Protection Class Ratings are used by insurance companies to help determine fire insurance premiums for properties. A lower rating may allow insurance companies to offer lower rates based on the fire department's ability to extinguish fires more quickly and effectively. Marysville Fire District joins less than 10 percent of fire suppression agencies in Washington State with an overall Class 3 rating or better.
How does the WSRB determine ratings?
The WSRB evaluates the effort a community has made to provide fire-protection services. Factors include:
• Fire Department - distribution of fire stations, engine and ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, staffing and training
• Water Supply - capacity, distribution and maintenance of water systems and fire hydrants
• Fire Safety Control - fire code enforcement and fire safety education activities
• Emergency Communication - evaluation of the community’s 911 system used to dispatch the fire department
How will I know if my insurance costs will go down?
Residents and business owners should contact their insurance company to determine the impact of the change on their insurance premiums. Impacts may vary by insurer.
Does the Class 3 rating include every property within the Marysville Fire District?
The Class 3 rating applies to dwellings and commercial properties located within five miles of a fire station and having adequate fire hydrants and water supply. Properties not meeting those requirements will receive a different rating.