For about the past year,
But when the results arrived last week, TFD personnel learned the rating actually fell to a 2.
"That's in about the top 4 percent in the nation," Hammons said. "I'm ecstatic. We were hoping to either stay where we were at or to obtain a 3, but instead we dropped two numbers."
Hammons said research suggests for every one ISO rating a department drops, residents save an average of 10 percent on their insurance. Exact savings won't be known until rates go into effect in December.
"The evaluation is based on a points system and shows you our strengths and weaknesses for training, communications, the water supply system, our records, everything down to a small fitting on a truck," said Hammons.
A review of the water supply system accounts for 40 percent of the total classification, and Hammons applauded
"The tax bond the citizens passed enabled us to build a new station and buy some more equipment," Hammons said. "The bottom line is that the
When Hammons first told the
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