Plan underway to lower Grady co. ISO rating

Plan underway to lower Grady co. ISO rating
Chief Richard Phillips
Chief Richard Phillips
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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