In March 2016, the City of McRae-Helena received an ISO rating of 4/4X.
Properties within five miles of one of McRae-Helena's two fire stations and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant will have insurance premiums based on a classification of a 4 ISO rating.
Properties within five miles of one of McRae-Helena's two fire stations that is beyond the 1,000 feet limit from a fire hydrant will have a 4X ISO rating.
Properties farther than five miles from a recognized fire station will have a 10 classification. There are no properties with this classification in the city limits; although, some county properties fall under this designation.
What is ISO?
ISO is a for-profit organization that assesses municipal fire suppression systems and provides insurance companies statistical information about the level of risk in a community. ISO ratings range from 1 - 10 with 1 being the best. In 2016, McRae-Helena's ISO rating improved from a 5 to a 4.