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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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