No one wants to come home to flames shooting out of their roof, but if you do, you want to know you will be covered both in manpower and by your insurance company.
John Culpepper, the Chickamauga City Manager, says, "It makes me very happy."
And it makes this Chickamauga resident happy to know Walker County is one of the top 56 fire departments in the state.
That's according to a private company that rates fire department's nation-wide.
David Ashburn, Walker County's Director of Emergency Services, adds, "That's huge when you consider the fact that we don't have the intricate water system everywhere and the hydrants that they do in cities. We really did lots of things to have it come together."
The county added manpower with a certain level of training, and equipment, among several other things
In return, the average homeowner could see a savings of about one to five hundred dollars come May, and if you are an owner of a commerical or industial building, get ready for even more savings.
Culpepper adds, "It's a win-win for the city of Chickamauga."
If you live in Walker County, all you have to do is call up your insurance provider, and ask them what effect this new rating has on you.
County residents do pay a fire fee of $65 per year.