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Fire dept. aiming to lower ISO rating this year

The Sundance Volunteer Fire Department has set itself the goal of improving the city's ISO rating this year. With the recent improvements to Sundance's water system, said Fire Chief Gari Gill, it might just be time to hit that achievement.

ISO, which stands for Insurance Services Office, is a score assigned to a fire department based on how it matches up to the standards used by the organization to determine property insurance costs. It's scored in four areas, including emergency communication systems, the department itself (including training, equipment, personnel and so on), water supply and...