A fire department in the east has improved its fire rating from the state insurance department which could soon translate to savings for homeowners in their district.
The hard work of the nearly 40 volunteers with the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department has paid off. After an inspection at the end of May the department has learned that they have improved their rating from a 7 to a 5.
Firefighters say they ran drills and have been doing continuous training that's helped improve their rating, which is determined by several factors.
Floyd Bullock, Harlowe VFD Chief says, "Say you have a large building in your district on fire, they see how long it takes you to get there, and when you get there how much water you provide to fight the fire and how long you can prolong that flow of water, that's what they grade you on."