JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Work to improve fire protection in Jackson County is paying off. The fire ratings in the eastern half of the county are dropping, which could translate into lower insurance costs for homeowners and businesses.
County Emergency Management Director Earl Etheridge said new fire trucks, equipment, and personnel for the volunteer fire departments, along with water service and hydrant upgrades, have led to better fire response and protection.
"There are paid firefighters around the clock, 24/7, in all areas of the county," Etheridge said.
Depending on your insurance company, Etheridge said home and business owners can expect a five to 15 percent drop in fire insurance.