Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” The City of Wellington has improved its Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating moving from a classification of 5 to a classification of 4 for those living in the City of Wellington and within five miles of the fire station and within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant.Those not meeting that criteria and are served by the Wellington Fire Department will receive a new rating of 8B which was formerly a 9.The ISO classifies a fire department on a scale of 1-10.Â Â A 1 rating is the best and a 10 rating the worst.Â Nationally, there are 5,216 fire departments receiving a Class 4 rating, 2,410 with a 3 rating, 750 with a 2 rating and 60 with a 1 rating.There are 26,722 fire departments that either received a 5 through 10 rating nationally.Â ISO recently revamped their rating schedule to reflectÂ current fire department operations that are related to structure fires.The City of Wellington was one of the first in Kansas to go through the new rating schedule.Â ISO takes into consideration the emergency communications center, water supply, personnel staffing, fire apparatus and equipment, certification levels of personnel, fire prevention programs, operating procedures, and fire investigation efforts to name a few.â€œOur rating has improved but we must always look for ways to improve our situation through either water line replacement, staffing, and fire prevention,â€ said Tim Hay, Wellington Fire Chief. â€œIf you want to know more about ISO visit their website at iso.com.Â The new classification may reflect savings on insurance premiums for homeowners and commercial properties.Contact your insurance company representative to see if the new rating is beneficial.Follow us on Twitter.