News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/29/2018 10:11:06 AM to 2/28/2018 11:24:46 AM.

News Flash

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: January 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City to receive top fire protection rating

Fire Department logo

A national company that rates fire departments based on their training and fire suppression and prevention capabilities has reclassified the City of Danville as a class 1 community, which is the highest rating possible.

The new rating makes Danville one of seven communities in Virginia and 241 in the nation to earn the designation.

In addition, the new rating could also benefit homeowners and businesses who have fire insurance. Fire protection ratings play a role in the underwriting process at insurance companies.

“This was a total team effort and a direct result of the hard work of our fire personnel, 911 dispatchers, the support of our management team and elected officials, and a great partnership with the Danville division of Water & Gas,” Fire Chief David Eagle said Monday.

City Manager Ken Larking agreed. “We appreciate the support of City Council and the community for the fire department in making sure we have the resources needed for this reclassification,” Larking said.

The new rating officially takes effect May 1. Currently, the City of Danville has a class 2 rating.

The reclassification came from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which provides data and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry. The ISO evaluates fire protection efforts throughout the country. It rates communities on a scale of 1 to 10, with "1" being the best.

ISO incorporates objective nationally recognized standards to evaluate a community’s fire department, 911 communications, water system and community risk-reduction programs through fire code enforcement, investigation and public education.

In addition to being awarded an ISO class 1 rating, the Fire Department also is internationally accredited, which is recognized worldwide as a measure of excellence in fire service. The department received the accreditation in 2015.

International accreditation is a voluntary self-assessment program established through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, which provides a model to improve the fire and rescue agencies. The commission analyzed every aspect of the fire department – administrative, operational, call processing time, turnout time and response time.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Group photo of Project Imagine graduates

Project Imagine honors eight graduates

Posted on: January 30, 2024
News Alert

Police Department issues scam warning

Posted on: January 24, 2024

JTI Leaf Services expanding operations

Posted on: January 23, 2024

Date nears for Enterprise Zone workshop

Posted on: January 23, 2024

City crews prepare for snow

Posted on: January 14, 2024

City to host Enterprise Zone workshop

Posted on: January 3, 2024

Light show raises 18,616 for community

Posted on: January 2, 2024
Jones_Timothy

Police chief announces staff promotions

Posted on: December 27, 2023