WA Surveying & Rating

Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB)

~~I would like to first say thank you for the tremendous support this community has provided its fire department over the years. The support you have and continue to provide is never taken for granted. Because if this support the Commissioners and staff of the fire department have been able to make the required changes to improve not only the level of service but the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau score as well.


The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) is the premier source of property underwriting and rating for the insurance industry. Approximately 75% of insurance companies use the WSRB to determine insurance rates. They essentially evaluate a fire district’s capability through an extensive testing and evaluation process and then issue a score based on those findings. A score of 10 equates to no fire protection, and a score of 1 equates to exceptional fire protection. The lower the score, the better the fire protection. Snohomish County Fire District No. 22 over the years has continually worked to lower our rating and has been scored 7 and 8 in the past.

3 Score ~ Properties with 1000 ft of Fire Hydrants and 5 road miles with a fire station

I’m very pleased to report that the WSRB’s evaluation concluded that the district’s lofty goal of improving the protection class rating score was a significant success. We have improved our score to a 3. This is the same number seen in cities such as Marysville and Arlington. This score applies to properties within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and 5 road miles from a fire station. For those properties over 1000 feet from a fire hydrant and within five road miles of a fire station you are scored 5, and a tender credit applies.

If you have an insured building within the geographical borders of Fire District No. 22 you are likely to receive a significant discount on your Homeowner or renters insurance. Contact your insurance company immediately to determine your possible discount.

Thank you,

Fire Chief, Travis Hots

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