City of Lubbock and LFR receive class one ranking

City of Lubbock and LFR receive class one ranking

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The City of Lubbock and Fire Rescue earned a class one public protection classification. 

It looks at LFR's staffing, emergency communication system, training, locations, and response time, as well as the cities water supply system.

LFR Chief Rob Keinast said the cities been working for the last decade to achieve this ranking. 

"Currently there are over 48,000 departments that have a classification system. Of that classification, there are approximately 300 that are a 1. So, it's very difficult to recieve that rating, but it's a very sought after rating," he said. 

The class one is effective on Dec. 1st and can ultimately mean lower residential and commercial property insurance rates for citizens of Lubbock. 

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