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Roanoke's fire department keeps high rating
Friday, March 8, 2013
Roanoke's fire department will retain its high rating from an insurance rating group.
The ISO, which issues ratings insurers use when setting premiums, confirmed Roanoke Fire-EMS' Class 2 rating after an assessment late last year, the department said Thursday.
The ISO rates fire departments on a 1 to 10 scale, with 1 being the best.
It evaluates departments on how they receive and handle alarms, apparatus, equipment, training and water supply.
Roanoke's department is one of only seven in Virginia with a Class 2 rating. There are no Class 1 departments in Virginia.
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