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Tyger River Heritage
In 1980 the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department officially began servicing the Zoar and surrounding communities. Commissioned by Spartanburg County they would serve in this capacity until 1997 when it became beneficial for the Town of Lyman Fire Department and Zoar Fire Department to merge. Shortly after the merger was complete, the new combination department became known as the Tyger River Fire Department.
Currently, we operate three stations and our department consists of 36 full -time, part-time and volunteers. Tyger River is led by Fire Chief Jim Redd, who has been with the department since 1989. Together with the command staff, they manage the day to day operations of the department.
Our Department serves all incorporated areas of the Town of Lyman as well as portions of western Spartanburg County. We provide services to over 21,000 residents and businesses in our 20 square mile response area. Along with emergency services our department also devotes many hours to educating our residents and business owners in fire safety principles.
We are proud to be an ISO Class I rated department with personnel that exhibit a high level of training and dedication to keeping our community safe.
A community committed to saving lives and property needs trained firefighters, proper equipment, and adequate supplies of water. Insurance companies consider it good public policy - and good business - to promote and encourage the efforts of individual communities to improve their fire protection services.
ISO Mitigation Online collects information on a community's public fire protection and analyzes the data using the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). ISO then assigns a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents the best public protection, and Class 10 indicates no recognized protection. Tyger River has an ISO Class 1.
That's why, for almost a century, U.S. property insurance companies have funded key initiatives aimed at fire prevention and fire mitigation. In the battle against fire losses, one of the insurance industry's most important weapons is the Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) program from ISO.
The PPC program provides important, up-to-date information about municipal fire protection services throughout the country. A community's investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predictor of future fire losses. So insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance - generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection
By offering economic benefits for communities that invest in their firefighting services, the PPC program provides a real incentive for improving and maintaining public fire protection - and that incentive produces results.
The program also provides help for fire departments and other public officials as they plan for, budget, and justify improvements. But the most significant benefit of the PPC program is its effect on losses. Statistical data on insurance losses bears out the relationship between excellent fire protection, as measured by the PPC program, and low fire losses. And, in a recent survey of fire chiefs, 97% of the respondents said that the PPC program is important in helping the community save lives and property.