Alachua County Fire Rescue Improves Public Protection Class
Alachua County Fire Rescue is announcing an improvement in a Public Protection Class.
The rating from the insurance services office improved from a four to a three.
The rating of a community affects the insurance premiums that policy holders pay for fire insurance on commercial and residential buildings. The improved rating may result in reduced fire insurance premium costs for residents and business owners.
Ed Bailey of Alachua County Fire Department said, "ISO, when they look at a fire department, they are actually grading a fire department at how well it's doing and conducting business. They look at our training, our response posture, our tools and equipments, and then they go back and they calculate all that in with the water systems and the communications systems to see how your department is pairing up to other departments in the country."
The ISO is an organization that serves the insurance industry by rating the local fire department on how well they do their job.
The rating system ranges from one being the best, to ten, the worst rating or no fire department at all.
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