Current ISO Rating
The district is currently at a rating of 4/5 throughout our coverage area.
Classification of 04
Represents any structure that is within five miles of a fire station and 1,000ft of a fire hydrant.
Classification of 05
Represents all structures that are located greater than five miles from a fire station and more than 1,000ft from a fire hydrant.
What Is ISO?
ISO stands for Insurance Services Office, and it creates ratings for fire departments and their surrounding communities. These ratings calculate how well-equipped fire departments are to extinguish fire in that district or city.
An ISO fire rating is a score provided to fire departments and insurance companies by the Insurance Services Office. The score reflects how prepared a community and area is for fires. While it mainly focuses on the local fire departments and water supply, there are other factors that contribute to an area’s score. Fire departments account for 50% of the overall score issued to any certain area. These ratings and reports generated are sent to area home insurance companies to assist them with rate calculations.
Grading Scale: A score of 01 represents the highest rating, and a score of 10 is the lowest score that can be given.
ISO Grading Scale
Represents the quality of the fire department, including staffing levels, training, and proximity of fire stations.
Fire department: The overall health of a fire department is assessed in this category. Factors ISO assesses include: training, number of employees and volunteers and maintenance and testing of crucial equipment.
Represents the availability of water supply and this include fire hydrants and how much water is available to extinguish a fire.
Water supply: ISO evaluates the following questions; Does a community have enough water and water access for fire departments to use for fire suppression; How many fire hydrants are there; How much water is available after daily consumption?
Represents the quality of the emergency communications system or 911 system.
Emergency communications systems: This evaluates how well a fire department receives and responds to emergency calls.
Represents community outreach to include fire prevention and safety courses.
Community risk reduction: Any extra practices a community develops are recognized in this category. Includes fire safety education, fire prevention techniques and fire investigations. (ISO considers these points to be bonus points).