Fire rating lowered for Town of Prentiss

Published 7:46 am Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Mississippi State Rating Bureau has lowered the Town of Prentiss from a Class 7 to a Class 6 fire rating.

Also, the Prentiss Rural Fire District, which includes Granby Volunteer Fire Department and Highway 84 West Volunteer Fire Department, was lowered from a Class 9 to a Class 8.

“Many hours of training and paperwork went into this effort, as well as support from our mayor, board of aldermen and the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors,” said Prentiss Fire Chief Wayne Bass.

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“We also give credit to our excellent water system, and the management of it here in town for the town’s Class 6 rating.”

“This was a team effort which made these lower ratings possible.”

Homeowners and businesses could begin to see lower insurance premiums retroactively from April 6.

“We are very excited about our new rating,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas.

“The gradual improvements to our fire department over the past decade have finally paid off for home and business owners.”

Any time a rate is lowered, it allows more insurance companies the opportunity to offer policies in the area.

This lower rating could result in lower deductibles and lower rates plus extensions of coverage that are not already available.