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ISO rating for county improves
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Forsyth County News
Results are back from a recent insurance study that examined the abilities of public safety in Forsyth County.

The Insurance Services Office study measures the capability of fire protection, 911 service and water services in a two-week analysis. The study is the basis for determining the county’s ISO rating.

As a result of the study, the county’s rating improved from a 6/9 to a 5. The ratings run on a scale from 1 to 10, with lower numbers representing better levels of protection.

Residents and business owners within five road miles of a fire station likely will see a potential insurance savings.

Ratings are based on a number of factors, including fire response and equipment, 911 call handling and efficiency and fire hydrant volume and pressure availability.

Fire Chief Danny Bowman was pleased with the study’s findings.

“The results of the inspection and rating reflect the dedication our troops have to the protection of life and property from the ravages of fire and further reflects the strong commitment the board of commissioners and county administration have to our citizens’ safety,” he said.