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Lake Stevens Fire receives positive review from WSRB


The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently completed its evaluation of Lake Stevens Fire. Their report confirmed the Protection Classification for Lake Stevens Fire remains a five. This rating applies to dwelling and commercial properties located in the community, within five road miles of a responding fire station and having standard fire hydrant distribution and water supply.

Additionally, the Protection Classification for residences within the city limits of Lake Stevens has been upgraded from a five to a four.

WSRB assigns each community a Protection Class of one through 10, where one indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities, and 10 indicates the capabilities, if any, are insufficient for insurance credit. There are four major features considered under the point system including: Water Supply – 35 percent, Fire Department – 40 percent, Emergency Communications – nine percent, and Fire Safety Control – 16 percent.

Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter commented, “I want to thank Deputy Chief Larry Huff and Fire Marshal Robert Marshall for their time and efforts in working with our WSRB Field Representatives. This report indicates we are on the right track and we will continue to make improvements.”

For further information, you can review the WSRB Report for Lake Stevens Fire on the LSF website: / Publications / Plans & Reports.


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