Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:48 AM


Fire Chief Phil Hyman speaks to the media as Mayor Andy Berke listens. During a press conference, on October 26, 2017, at Fire Station 1, on East Main Street, the Chattanooga Fire Department announced that it has been upgraded from a Class 2 to a Class 1 public Protection Classification. October 26, 2017. Fire Chief Phil Hyman speaks to the media... Photo by Robin Rudd /Times Free Press. The Chattanooga Fire Department has been upgraded from a Class 2 to a Class 1 Public Protection Classification, the highest rating given by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which rates the ability of fire departments across the country to respond to and suppress structure fires. "Our fire department protects life and property every day in Chattanooga and has gone above and beyond in attaining this classification," Mayor Andy Berke said. "Congratulations to Fire Chief Phil Hyman and his team for working so diligently to reach this level. It reflects the excellence of the department and the organizations that supported them in this goal." Chattanooga is the first of the four largest cities in the state to earn the Class 1 designation, three other cities in Tennessee have earned that distinction. "This process ...

News source: Times Free Press

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