Seminole County Fire Department Honored by the Central Florida FireChiefs' Association for Top ISO Class 1 Rating
By DOREEN OVERSTREET, Correspondent | February 14, 2022 | FLORIDA
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Photo by SCFD[L to R]: President of CFFCA Ocoee Fire Chief John Miller; former SCFD Fire Chief Otto Drozd III and current Executive Secretary of the Metro Fire Chiefs Association; SCFD Project Manager Meredith Walker; SCFD Interim Fire Chief Matt Kinley; Assistant Chief Don Harkins; SCFD CAD Administrator Manny Gonzalez; Former SCFD Fire Chief Leeanna Mims; Founding SCFD Fire Chief Gary Kaiser; and former SCFD Fire Department Director Jim Reynolds.
Photo by SCFD
The Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) was recently honored with the prestigious Eagle Award of Distinguished Service from the Central Florida Fire Chiefs' Association for the Department's achievement of the top ISO Class 1 rating. An ISO Class 1 rating represents an exemplary fire suppression program that responds quickly to community needs, mitigates risk at the highest possible standards, and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to preserving life, property, and environment.
SCFD Interim Fire Chief Matt Kinley expressed his thanks on behalf of the Department stressing that it was a long-term team and collective effort that began ever since the Department was founded in 1974. He also expressed thanks for the huge push in 2021 to make this achievement happen. Some of the past SCFD Fire Chiefs were there to celebrate with SCFD members who played a key role in the process.
For more information on SCFD’s ISO Class 1 Rating, visit www.seminolecountyfl.gov/ISO.
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