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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Pascagoula Receives Fourth Class Classification from Mississippi State Rating Bureau

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. July 12, 2017 – The City of Pascagoula Fire Department received notification that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has changed the city’s fire rating from fifth class to fourth class, effective July 5, 2017.

The public fire protection insurance classification number is used as only one of several elements in developing some individual property fire insurance rates. Individual property fire rates are also dependent upon specific construction, occupancy, private protection and exposure from adjacent buildings.

“The Fire Department has worked very hard over the last five years to accomplish this “Class” change for the citizens of Pascagoula,” said Donald Carlson, Pascagoula Fire Chief.  “This has been a team effort by City Council and staff. It is our goal to continue making improvements that lowers our class so that the citizens can benefit from lower insurance premiums.

Pascagoula is the only city in Jackson County with a fourth class rating.


The City of Pascagoula, Mississippi’s Flagship City, is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is 15.38 square miles in size and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the Pascagoula River, the last free-flowing river in the United States. With a population of over 22,000 people, Pascagoula is home to two of Mississippi’s largest employers, Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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