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Ottawa County District 2 Remaps Fire Departments

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OTTAWA COUNTY, OK -

To cut homeowners insurance costs, Ottawa County commissioners unanimously approve a new district map for Wyandotte, Paradise Point, and Seneca-Cayuga Fire Departments.

Quapaw Captain and Wyandotte Fire Chief Jodi Francisco says "It's what's best. The insurance commissioner from the state came down and looked at everything and said what you're doing is best for these citizens and we're behind you 100% as well as the county commissioners."

Chief Francisco say's it's been nearly two years in the making but worth the fight.

"We weren't recreating the wheel. We were just fixing what was broken and doing ultimately what was best for them."

Seneca-Cayuga & Paradise Point Chief Chris Arnold says "Paradise Point and Seneca-Cayuga Fire is now one fire department. ISO joined us together just because of the availability of resources."

With the combination, they also inherited the southernmost tip of Wyandotte's fire district.

Chief Francisco says “With the trucks and the manpower that they've pulled together they can better serve that area there that we redistricted."

The merger between Seneca-Cayuga and Paradise Point not only gives the department more manpower and resources, but also drops homeowner's insurance premiums for its residents.

Chief Arnold says "If they were in the old Wyandotte rural district, their rating was a ten and with us dropping it to a five, it should cut their insurance in half."

“I’d say that a large majority of those will save about $1,000 a year on their homeowners insurance,” says Chief Francisco.

The merger will also improve response times so all residents are within a five mile radius.

Chief Arnold says "It lets us scatter our resources out, and actually makes the district availability wider. We've got resources closer on both ends."

Residents in Paradise Point and Seneca-Cayuga will also see their home owner's insurance go down since their ISO rating has been dropped from a six to a five.

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