Saluda receives improved ISO rating of 5/6 from state

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saluda Fire & Rescue recently received official notification from the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshall of a new ISO rating of 5/6, which will go into effect Sept. 1.
“Our members devoted much of their time to help prepare for the rating. We are happy to provide the citizens of Saluda with a lower ISO rating, which will decrease their homeowner’s insurance,” said Saluda Deputy Fire Chief Zach Pace.
The rating dropped from the former ISO rating of a 7 within the city’s five-mile district.
The new class 5 rating applies to properties with a fire flow of 3,500 gpm (gallons per minute) or less and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant.
The class 6 rating applies to properties with a fire flow of 3,500 gpm. Class 9E applies to all other properties within the five-mile fire district.
The Office of State Fire Marshal conducted the inspection in May 2011. The purpose of their visit was to gather information on: receiving and handling fire alarms, fire department equipment, personnel, training records, maintenance records and water supply.
– article submitted
by Zach Pace

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