Posted on June 27, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Improved ratings could lower insurance rates
Firefighters responding to a June, 2011 wildfire in Keystone Gulch. @bberwyn photo.
FRISCO — Ongoing efforts to improve fire safety in Summit County have paid off, as local communities saw their fire-insurance ratings improve, according to the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.
Firefighter training, fire-prevention efforts and community outreach and education all helped improve the scores from the Insurance Services Office, an industry data-collection group that assigns a public-protection classification from 1 to 10 for more than 48,000 communities nationwide.
The improvements in the ISO ratings, which officially take effect Sept. 1 and are recognized by most major insurance companies, potentially mean reductions in insurance rates for property owners. Continue reading
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Posted on January 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Carbon-monoxide detectors have saved lives in Summit County this winter.
Emergency officials recommend appliance inspections along with CO detectors
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County emergency officials say the recent spell of cold weather triggered a rash of carbon-monoxide alarms, showing the value of installing carbon-monoxide detectors.
Lake Dillon firefighters have been called to several alarms in recent weeks, reinforcing the notion that CO detectors serve a valuable function in alerting residents about the dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide in their homes, especially in winter, when stoves, furnaces and fireplaces that burn combustible materials such as natural gas, propane, wood, pellets and coal are in use. Continue reading
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