Local Fire Department Not Receiving Local Funding

Fire 1-8-15 BThe North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department will not be receiving $22,000 for the Coffee County government.
The Coffee County Health, Welfare and Recreation Committee recently voted to not give the fire department the money until its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating can be lowered.
North Coffee’s current ISO rating is at level 9, while a 10 is the rating equivalent to having no fire department at all.
More than one-third of the fire districts in the United States have a Class 9 rating, which indicates the minimum recognized standard of fire protection.
In comparison, Summitville is a 5 and all other departments are currently a 6. All ratings are within 5 miles of the fire hall.
The lower the number the lower the insurance rate can be for property owners.