Clarkdale Fire District

895 First South Street, PO Box 1236, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324    (928) 639-4591

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Free Slash Drop-Off

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has announced the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at county transfer stations for two months beginning April 1, and continuing until June 1, 2014.  This program is to assist residents in developing necessary defensible space around their homes and other structures that could fuel fires. Defensible space is absolutely necessary to help avoid uncontrolled fires. See the Press Release for more information.

 
New Hydrants = Possible Lower Property Insurance Rates

With the completion of the "Twin 5's" water line replacement project by the Town of Clarkdale, which included new hydrants, several properties now have a lower Public Protection Classification (PPC).  The PPC is set by Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO).  ISO evaluates communities according to a uniform set of criteria and sets the PPC.  Clarkdale Fire District has a PPC of 4/8b.  This means that the properties within the district which are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant have a PPC of 4; while properties farther than 1,000 feet from a hydrant have a PPC of 8b.  The lower the number the better.  We have had homeowners tell us that their property insurance premiums went down 30% due to the PPC for their home going from an 8b to a 4!  This is is why it is important for homeowners that have property near one of the new hydrants contact their insurance company!  Not all insurers consider the PPC in their underwriting - but many do.  Therefore, we urge all affected residents to contact their insurer.  Home owners and insurance agents may call us to verify the classification of individual properties: (928) 639-4591. 

The Town of Clarkdale has provided us with a map depicting the properties within 1,000 feet of the new hydrants. Areas shaded green already had a PPC of 4. The blue shading shows the area covered by the new hydrants.  If any part of your property has blue shading, the entire property is considered to have a PPC of 4.   

 
Surplus Property

We will be selling surplus property soon - go to www.publicsurplus.com and sign-up as a buyer.  It is quick and easy.  One of the items we are selling is a 2001 International Pumper.

 

"NEW" First-Out Engine

On November 1, 2013 Clarkdale Board of Directors authorized the purchase of a 2005 Crimson combination rescue/pumper from the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department in Kensington Maryland.  The truck is now in-service as Clarkdale Fire Districts first-out engine.

The Crimson combination rescue/pumper was purchased new by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department for just under $700,000 in 2005.  Clarkdale Fire District was able to purchase the 8 year-old engine for $200,000 including shipping costs and the new signage/lettering package.  “The truck is a good value, it is in great shape and has many ‘extras’ that Clarkdale would not been able to afford if it purchased new” said Board Chairman Jim Elmer.  The Board authorized the purchase to be made from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund.  The District had been saving for six years towards the purchase of an engine and the Board felt it was time to take this step.

For more information see the Press Release.

 
FY13/14 Budget
The Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget was adopted by the Clarkdale Fire District Board on June 20th.  To view the budget, please click here.  If you have questions regarding the budget, please contact Chief Moore or Administrative Assistant/Finance Manager Joyce Driscoll at (928) 639-4591. 
 
Surplus Property For Sale
We are auctioning items on www.publicsurplus.com
 
Insurance Rating
Clarkdale's Public Protection Classification (PPC) is a 4/8B. The PPC of 4 applies to properties within five road miles of the fire station and within 1,000 feet of a hydrant.  The PPC of 8B applies to properties  in the fire district that are outside these perimeters.

Many insurance companies use the PPC rating to help determine property insurance premiums.  The lower the PPC the better. We encourage all property owners to contact their insurance company to see what PPC rating they are using for your property.  The PPC has decreased substantially in the last few years, and you could be saving money on your premiums! 

Letter to provide your insurance company regarding the lower PPC.
Verde Independent article, dated 12-21-11.
 
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