Williamson Fire & Rescue’s Volunteer Fire Station 28 has received an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of 5 that is likely to reduce homeowner’s insurance in the area. This new and improved rating of ISO Public Protection Classification 5 will take effect July 1, 2018, for all of those residences within five road miles of the Peytonsville station, located at 4950 Harpeth Peytonsville Road. The current rating is referred to as a split rating of 6/9.
This accomplishment is a direct result of countless volunteer hours of training, station staffing, pre-planning, response and the leadership of Williamson Fire and Emergency Services, Inc. (WFES) Board President Jim Bassham and Chief Brian Jones. WFES is an independent non-profit board that oversees the fire station in Peytonsville.
Williamson County Mayor’s Office received the notification of the new rating in March. “I commend Station 28 and the leadership of Williamson Fire and Emergency Service in taking the necessary actions to improve this rating. This new classification is great news for the citizens of Williamson County, especially those who live in Peytonsville,” said Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson.
“This improvement in ISO grade was possible because our volunteer firefighters do so much more than show up and put out fires,” said Chief Jones. “They are also involved in many activities that ISO doesn’t consider when grading a fire department. Our volunteers train constantly so that we are at our best when called to help others in their worst moments.”
Under the guidance of WFES, Station 28 implemented operational goals to improve the rating, including the following:
• Conducting weekly training for volunteers and leadership
• Increasing volunteer recruitment to more than 40 volunteers
• Establishing resident volunteer program
• Completing a water supply shuttle test
“It has been my pleasure and honor to have served along with four other Board members to provide oversight to the volunteer fire station in Peytonsville. Chief Jones and his volunteers who work out of the individual fire stations are unpaid and volunteer their time to train and respond to their area of responsibility to protect lives as well as property,” said Bassham.
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