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Plan underway to lower Grady co. ISO rating

Chief Richard Phillips wants to lower the county's ISO rating within the next three years. Chief Richard Phillips wants to lower the county's ISO rating within the next three years.
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Chief Phillips plans to build sub-stations to provide coverage to homes outside of a current station's five mile radius. Chief Phillips plans to build sub-stations to provide coverage to homes outside of a current station's five mile radius.
GRADY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Grady County Fire Chief is ready to take on the challenge of lowering the counties ISO ratings.

Chief Richard Phillips presented a three year plan to Grady County Commissioners this week to reclassify the entire county to a 5 rating.

He plans to build four sub-stations to provide coverage to homes farther than five miles away from a station.

But Chief Phillips said the plan focuses on more than just cutting  response times.

“The commissioners have been getting a few calls,” said Chief Phillips. “That's the reason they asked me about making sub-stations and looking into some of these areas that don't have fire coverage, because their insurance just went out the roof.”

Right now the county ratings range from 6 to 9.

Chief Phillips plans to apply for grants and will use surplus equipment to help with the cost. 

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