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City optimistic about upcoming ISO grade

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By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
Since the Insurance Service Office (ISO) consultants finished up their second evaluation of Artesia Tuesday afternoon, Artesia Fire Department Chief J.D. Hummingbird has been a very happy man. And in four to six months, he’s pretty sure a lot of Artesians will know exactly why.
“I imagine that the savings to the city will be pretty significant,” Hummingbird said during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “Once we get the information back from ISO early next year, then we can start doing some math and figure out exactly how much of an impact the work of James and Terry and the whole fire department will have on Artesia.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
As Hummingbird said, the AFD, Fire Marshal James Abner and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tech Terry Higgins have been hard at work preparing for the representatives with the ISO to pay Artesia a visit and determine whether the city had earned a new ISO grade.

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