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Safety Tips
 
The four most important safety facts:
Wear a life jackets around the water — 9 people drown every day!
Have a working smoke alarm in your home particularly near where you sleep — 10 people die in house fires every day.
Don’t drive under the influence 33 people die in vehicle collisions under the influence of drugs and alcohol every day.
Wear your seat belt — 93 people die in vehicle collisions every day.
 
And those are the “normal” days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Insurance Service Office (ISO)

The classification of the unincorporated areas of Taney County, with-in five road miles of a fire station, is a class 6.
Over five road miles from a fire station is a class 10.
The Village of Bull Creek is a class 4.
The City of Hollister, Rockaway Beach and the village of Merriam Woods are a class 5.
The Village of Kirbyville is a class 6.

Insurance Service Office (ISO) History

The Western Taney County Fire District officially started operations on January 1983 after the voters had established it on November 2, 1982.
*The original ISO rating was a class 9/10. Class 9 for everyone within 5 road miles of a fire station, class 10 for anyone over 5 road miles from a station.
*The districts first evaluation was completed during July of 1983. The first rating went into effect in January 1984 with a split classification of 8/9/10. The class 8 applied to areas within 1000 feet of an approved water source.
*After a reevaluation in early 1995 the split classification of 6/9/10 went into effect on June 1, 1995. The class 6 applied to areas within 1000 feet of an approved water source.
*After an evaluation during the summer of 2006 the following changes went into effect:
*As of October 1, 2007 the City of Hollister became a class 5.
*As of February 1, 2008 the village of Merriam Woods became a class 5.
*As of April 1, 2008 the village of Bull Creek became a class 4.
*As of April 1, 2008 the village of Kirbyville became a class 6.
*As of April 1, 2008 the City of Rockaway Beach became a class 5.
*As of September 1, 2008 the unincorporated portions with-in the Western Taney County Fire District with-in five road miles of a fire station became a class 6. Over five road miles from a fire station is a class 10.

More information about ISO is available at www.isomitigation.com