Streator Fire Department Chief Gary Bird intends to improve the city’s fire insurance rating in the next two years. The Insurance Service Office has Streator in its class four rating level. Lower numbers are better and Bird wants to get Streator down to class three in 2020.
Bird is working on creating a training facility where fire fighters learn to fight and investigate fires.
Some things that will help have already happened including improvements in fire dispatching and keeping 76% of fires contained to the room or origin.