Valier homeowners soon to see reduction in insurance rates

by Steve Dunford 

From the Valier FD Facebook page

From the Valier FD Facebook page

Homeowners in the village of Valier will be paying cheaper insurance premiums, due to the Valier Volunteer Fire Department receiving a rating from the Insurance Service Office of a four.

The Insurance Service Office provides the guidelines for underwriting for major insurance companies.  On average most small village departments the size of Valier, have a rating of seven.  The fire suppression rating is on a scale from one being the best, to ten being the worst.

The rating will go into effect July 1st.  Please check with your insurance agent for possible reductions in your rates.

Valier Fire Chief Mike Gulley gave the following reasons for the rating improved from a six to a four:  “He said first of all his department is dedicated to training.  Second he said they have upgraded equipment , especially with two newer fire trucks. Infrastructure upgrades in the village, including a new water tower, which increased hydrant flows added to the improved rate.   He also cited improvment in the record system.”

Congratulations to Chief Gulley and the rest of the volunteers of the Valier Fire Department for this accomplishment.  Most of all thank you to them and all the rest of the local departments for providing fire protection at all times of the night, in adverse weather conditions, and especially on holidays.

Here is a reminder from the department’s Facebook page.  During severe weather events, the First Baptist Church and the Second Baptist Church, will be open to provide shelter for the residents of the community.

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