07/08/15 224 W - + 5 - 7 Durham Highway Receives Higher Rating After Inspection

Press release.

Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced yesterday, July 7, 2015, that the Durham Highway Fire Department completed its routine inspection and received a 3/9E rating. Previously, DHFD had a split rating of 4/9, meaning that homeowners within 1,000 feet of a hydrant had an ISO grade of 4 and all others had a 9. With this new rating, all homeowners and commercial properties within five miles of a DHFD fire station have an improved rating of Class 3. This rating should result in lower insurance premiums to commercial and residential owners of the district.

"Durham Highway is committed to providing the highest level of service at the lowest cost to the community and this rating reaffirms our work and commitment toward that goal," said Fire Chief Jim Feely in response to the rating increase.

With this review, DHFD becomes one of only 3,220 departments out of 49,010 in the country with a Class 3 rating or higher. They're also now highest rated non-municipal fire department in Wake County.

"I'd like to congratulate Chief Feely for his department's performance and for the hard work of all the department members," said Commissioner Goodwin. "The citizens in the Durham Highway Fire District should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency."

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