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Homewood fire protection rating upgraded, may affect insurance rates

Many Homewood home and business owners may see reduced insurance rates soon after the village’s fire response ratings were recently upgraded. The Insurance Services Office (ISO)raised the village’s Public Protection Classification rating from Class 4 to Class 2 at the end of May. The ratings are based on a 10-class scale. Towns rated with a low number on the scale are expected to have better responses to fires.  ISO provides the ratings to insurance companies. Fire Chief Bob Grabowski said that most use the PPC classification to review rates for homeowners and property . . .

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