VERDUNVILLE, W.Va. — The Verdunville Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) recently received an upgraded insurance service office (ISO) rating.
The VVFD’s rating went up from six to four.
“This is a great improvement from when we were last rated in 1999,” noted VVFD chief Windell Hunter.
The ratings are drawn from a number of factors which exemplify readiness and responsiveness for fires and emergencies.
The website isomitigation.com, explains the ratings are based on four criteria.
The area’s water supply is examined for flow and number of hydrants.
The fire department is evaluated on the amount of training it receives, the number of fire fighters, emergency response and equipment maintenance.
The VVFD’s communication infrastructure and their community risk reduction programs like smoke detector give aways are also considered in the rating process.
The ratings ultimately affect insurance costs for the service area of the VVFD.
“In a time where every little bit is needed, we are excited for the upgraded rating which will help those who carry insurance. I would like to thank all the members of the Verdunville Volunteer Fire Department for doing your part to make us successful in every aspect of the fire service and for all the countless hours you volunteer for your community,” Hunter added. “I would also like to thank the City of Logan water board, the PSD (Public Service District) and the Logan County 911 center for the work they did to improve the rating. We enjoy serving the fine community of Verdunville. As chief I hope this is just the beginning of great thing’s to be able to do for our community.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]