Sunday, September 09, 2012

Lauderhill Achieves Higher Class 2 ISO Rating

Congratulation to the Lauderhill Fire Department and our DEES Department for the recent reduction of our ISO rating from a 3 to a Class 2!!  That is the second highest class and only 585 communities (or .7%) qualify.  Even less are a Class 1, the highest rating.  About 12 years ago Lauderhill was a Class 4.  What this means to property owners in the city is that they should see a reduction in their fire insurance premiums.

What is a ISO Rating?

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 our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). We then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO’s minimum criteria.
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.
ISO has extensive information on more than 47,000 fire-response jurisdictions.

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