Bayou Goula Fire Station helps cut insurance rates

POSTED: Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:54pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

Folks in Bayou Goula can thank local firefighters for an expected drop in fire insurance rates.

That's because Iberville Parish's Fire District 8 received a Class 6 ranking by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana.

The Bayou Goula department had held a Class 10 ranking— the lowest possible.

Parish leaders claim newly updated equipment and fire hydrants led to the improvement.

Bayou Goula homeowners like Dorothy Jackson say the community can benefit from lower insurance rates, however, she's more relieved to know firefighters are better prepared for emergencies.

Jackson says in 2003 — crews were unable to locate a fire hydrant fast to save her home from a blaze.