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State Awards Garner Fire-Rescue Higher District Insurance (ISO) Ratings

Post Date:11/01/2016 8:40 AM

Garner Fire-Rescue has improved its current insurance (ISO) rating from a class 4 in the Town of Garner to a class 2 and its Wake County area rating from a class 6 to class 4. The class 2 rating for in town puts Garner Fire-Rescue in the top 1.6 percent of fire departments in the country.

“I’d like to congratulate Chief Poole for the department’s performance and for the hard work of all the department members. The citizens of these districts should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency.” Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin said.

The NCRRS rating system ranges from 1 to 10. Most rural departments fall into a 9s category across the state. The lower the numerical rating, the better equipped, trained and prepared the department has been evaluated, which significantly lowers property owners' insurance ratings.

The successful inspection evaluated Garner Fire-Rescue’s proper staffing levels, equipment inventory, proper maintenance of resources, communication capabilities and water supply system.

For more information about this topic, please contact Garner Fire Chief Matthew Poole at

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