Fire Insurance Rates Cut at Lewistown
The efforts of the Lewistown, Mont., Fire Department in improving the city’s fire defenses have brought results in the form of reductions in fire insurance premiums from thirteen to twenty-five per cent. The reduced rates are effective to fire insurance policies issued on or subsequent to April 1, 1942.
Lewistown now has the lowest fire insurance rates of any first or second class city in Montana.
Average insurance premium reductions are estimated at twenty per cent or between $1,000 and $12,000 savings annually to the city residents.
The chief accomplishments in the program which led to the reclassification of the city were listed as duplication of the gravity water line from the spring, additional arteries to the mercantile district, more and larger hydrants, additional equipment for the fire department and establishment of a fire prevention bureau. The department is headed by Chief Art J. Baker.