ISO Class 1

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BREAKING NEWS: ORLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT RECEIVES AN ISO CLASS 1 RATING – This rating has only been achieved by approx. 270 fire departments out of approximately 47,000 nationwide.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
To help establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties, insurance companies need reliable, up-to-date information about a community’s fire-protection services. ISO provides that information through the Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) program.

WHAT IS THE PPC PROGRAM?
ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10.

CLASS 1 REPRESENTS EXEMPLARY PUBLIC PROTECTION
By classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.