Redwood City Fire earns highest possible rating for U.S. fire departments

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Redwood City is in good hands when it comes to fire protection.

The Redwood City Fire Department has just been given a “Public Protection Classification” Class 1 Rating, the top score any fire department can receive.

RCFD is the only fire department in the county to be ranked Class 1;  and nationwide, less than 1 percent of all fire departments meet that standard (If you’re wondering, the rankings go from Class 1 all the way down to Class 10.).

The rankings are done by the Insurance Services Office, which crunches data for the insurance industry – so when they rate the quality of fire protection in a community, they know what they’re talking about.

“We are proud of this partnership that delivers such a high level of service to the communities we serve,” said Stan Maupin, Fire Chief, RCFD.  That partnership is the collaboration between Redwood City Fire, county Public Safety Communications, and the water departments in Redwood City and San Carlos.

Redwood City Fire Department serves residents of Redwood City (naturally), as well as San Carlos, and some unincorporated areas of San Mateo County.