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City of Savannah, Savannah Fire among highest rated cities, fire departments in America

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The City of Savannah and Savannah Fire and Emergency Services have been elevated to among the highest rated cities and fire departments in America according to the Insurance Services Office.

ISO representatives met with Savannah City Officials on Wednesday to announce the city has achieved the coveted ISO-1 classification. It is the highest rating within ISO's Public Protection Classification Program.

"It's pretty rare," said Savannah Fire Chief Charles Middleton. "Of the 48,00 departments that ISO rates, right not there are only 61 that are currently with the rating of class one."

Less than half of one percent of all fire departments merit this classification. The new classification takes effect beginning Dec. 1.

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