The Joplin Fire Department has
released its 2016 Annual Report. The document provides an overview of each
division in the department and highlights various projects throughout the year.
With more than 8,200 calls for service the firefighters assisted in fires,
rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous material spills and public service
One of the highlights this year was
the Fire Department’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating was moved to a 2
classification from a 3 category that it held for several years.
“I am proud of our department for this accomplishment,”
said Fire Chief Furgerson. “Improvement
to the ISO rating is a direct result of added personnel, stations, and the
addition of a formal training facility. We will continue to work towards
maintaining and improving our ISO rating as it ensures lower insurance rates
for the citizens and businesses in Joplin.”
To view the Annual report,
click on the link at the end of this article.