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ISO Rating

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluates public fire-protection services and classifies a communities’ ability to suppress fires.  The Public Protection Classification system 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.

The Department received an ISO Class 1 rating during its latest evaluation conducted in August of 2013.  The department is one of only three departments in Pennsylvania, and one of only approximately 200 nationally, to have achieved this status.  The department had a Class 3 rating from 1988-2013.

2013 ISO Evaluation

Receiving & Handling Fire Alarms

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Reporting

3.00

2.10

Telecommunicators

4.00

2.51

Dispatch Circuits

3.00

1.72

Total – Receiving & Handling Alarms

10.00

6.33

Fire Department

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Engine Companies

6.00

5.99

Reserve Pumpers

0.50

0.00

Pump Capacity

3.00

3.00

Ladders/Service Units

4.00

4.00

Reserve Ladder / Service Units

0.50

0.00

Deployment Analysis

10.00

8.25

Company Personnel

15.00

11.16

Training

9.00

8.06

Total – Fire Department

50.00

42.46

Water Supply

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Supply System

30.00

29.66

Hydrants

3.00

3.00

Inspection & Flow Testing

7.00

7.46

Total – Water Supply

40.00

39.66

Community Risk Reduction

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Prevention, Education, Investigation

5.50

5.30

Total – Risk Reduction

5.50

5.30

Divergence

 

-2.85

TOTAL

105.50

90.90