South Metro’s previous rating was a “Class 3”. Moving to a “Class 1” places South Metro in a prestigious group of only 240 departments out of the 44,672 departments in the United States.
The new rating combined with SMFR’s international accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, is a prestigious designation that few fire protection districts in the nation have achieved.
The “Class 1” rating is based on the SMFR’s ability to suppress fires as well as its facilities, personnel, training, deployment of resources, the complement of fire apparatus dispatching system, fire prevention activities, and the adequacy of the water supply from the 50 water districts in the Fire District.
With this new ISO rating of 1, our community and property owners could possibly see a reduction in their insurance premiums in the district. We encourage property owners to call their insurance carrier to discuss South Metro Fire Rescue becoming and ISO Class 1 and request a re-view of your homeowner’s policy to determine if there are savings for you. NOTE: This upgrade takes effect AUGUST 1, 2018.