The Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) and the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue (RCFR) will team up by placing fire apparatus at the RCEMS Special Operations Center on Fortress Boulevard. The Engine will cover over 3870 residential homes and 329 commercial properties. This will decrease the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating for those buildings from a 10 to a 5. The ISO rating is used by insurance companies to define the risk factors of your property. Class 1 represents exemplary public protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO's minimum criteria.
Rutherford County Mayor Burgess suggested Director of EMS Nunley and Chief Farley look into the feasibility of housing an Engine at the RCEMS building on Fortress in an effort to lower the insurance cost and protect the citizens in that area of the County.
Chief Farley and Director Nunley praise the Mayor for his “forward thinking.” “RCEMS and Rutherford County Fire work closely and with the addition of the Fire Engine and Medical First Responder program we will continue to move ahead in public protection” says Chief Farley.
Director Nunley states “We are happy to assist the citizens of Rutherford County with such an important and needed service.”
The Engine at Special Operations will be staffed by the volunteers of Rutherford County Fire Rescue.