Homeowners in districts of Icard Fire may see reduced premiums

Homeowners in ICARD — Icard Township Fire Rescue service areas may see reduced insurance rates in the New Year.

The department is celebrating an improved ISO rating awarded by the State Fire Department.

Icard Fire Chief Brand Lingerfelt said: news herald Improving ratings is something the department works on every day.

“It’s a five- to seven-year rotation, but we work on it every day,” Ringerfeldt says. “Everything we do, like how we answer the phone, how our members answer the phone, how they act when they get there. Prepare all the documents and everything they contain.”

He said the department’s new station, just off Interstate 40 exit 116, played a big part in the department’s new rating.

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“With Icard’s new station, all homeowners in our district are now within five miles of the fire station,” says Lingerfelt.

Another factor is that the department worked with local water utilities to install more hydrants.

“By working closely with IKard Township Water Corporation, 93% of homeowners live within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant,” said Ringerfeldt.

The new rating goes into effect Feb. 1 and should mean lower homeowner insurance premiums for people with property in the province’s districts. He said you should definitely call your insurance agent, especially one at the southern end of the district, such as the Miller Bridge Road and Mount Hebron Avenue areas.

“I would like to thank all the members of the department, from the new hires to the board,” said Ringerfeldt. “We thank them for their dedication, professionalism and service to our community.”

In a news release from NCOSFM, Insurance Commissioner Mike Cozy praised the efforts Ringerfeldt and his department have put in to achieve the new rating.

“I would like to congratulate Chief Lingerfeldt on the achievements of the department and the hard work of all department members,” Causey said in a release. Rest assured knowing that we have an excellent group of firefighters to protect the

If you have any questions about your new assessment, you can call the department at 828-397-6400.

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Chrissy Murphy is a Staff Writer and can be reached at: cmurphy@morganton.com or at 828-432-8941.follow @cmurphyMNH on Twitter.

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