The ISO rating system for fire protection isn’t complicated.
“The lower the number, the better you are,” said West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charlie Redwine.
West Roane County got better recently, lowering its rating from a 6/9 to a 5/8B.
“That’s something we’re real proud of,” Redwine said. “That’s how a lot of people look at their fire department.
“The first thing they ask is, what’s your fire protection rating?”