The Renton Regional Fire Authority (RRFA) is now listed among the best in state according to the Washington Surveying & Rating Bureau.
The fire authority received an improved Protection Class rating from a class 3 to a class 2. The new rating goes into effect Feb. 1, 2019. And residents in Fire District 25 and Fire District 40 will see the Protection Class rating improve from a class 4 to a class 3.
The Protection Class rating system reflects the capabilities of the fire protection system within a community, according to a release from the RRFA.
Every five years, the bureau evaluates fire departments throughout the state.
According to Renton Fire Chief Rick Marshall, this years evaluation took about a month to complete.