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BRFD receives Top Class 1 rating, property owners pay lower insurance premiums

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Fire Department has again achieved a Class 1 rating, meaning that homes and businesses in the fire department's jurisdiction will continue to pay the lowest possible premiums for their property insurance.

A Class 1 rating is the highest rating issued by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana.

BRFD has retained the Class 1 rating for the past 35 years. 

All U.S. fire departments are required to undergo the rating process every 5 years, which consists of many different factors, including but not limited to training, communications, manpower, response times, and continuing education.

"Training, manpower, and equipment all play a part in the rating, and the Mayor and Council have consistently supported the Fire Department as it strives to maintain its Class 1 rating," said Baton Rouge Fire Chief Ed Smith.

Baton Rouge is the only city in the State of Louisiana that is accredited or has a number one rating in the areas of fire protection, police protection, emergency medical services, and emergency preparedness.

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