Bowling Green Fire Department ranked as one of country’s best

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A local fire department is being recognized as one of the most qualified in the nation.

According to a news release from the Bowling Green Fire Department, the agency has received a Class 01 Public Protection Classification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

It’s the highest rating a department can get and the first time the Bowling Green Fire Department has obtained the Class 01 rating.

The ISO looks at several factors before determining the rating: the fire department as a whole, water supply, emergency communications and community risk education.

Less than 400 fire departments around the country are considered Class 01.

A good ISO score can lead to lower property premiums in the area the department covers.

The rating goes into effect Sept. 1.