Fond du Lac Receives Upgraded Fire Safety Ranking
- Posted on January 6, 2011
City of Fond du Lac Receives Class 2 ISO Rating
Contact: Chief Peter O’Leary
Fond du Lac Fire Department
Jan. 6, 2011
FOND DU LAC, WI -- The City of Fond du Lac Fire Rescue Department announced that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has upgraded the city’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) from a Class 3 to a Class 2. ISO is leading source of information about property/causality insurance risk.
Fond du Lac is one of only 22 fire departments in the state with a Class 2 ranking. ISO rates more than 45,000 departments across the country, and ratings rank from “1” for best, and “10” for minimal coverage. A better ISO rating has the potential to lower insurance premiums for the community.
ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program rating criteria takes into account a community’s water distribution, communications and dispatch system, fire station location, personnel levels, response capabilities, training certificates, inspection procedures, fire prevention and public education and other factors.
“This was a multi-jurisdictional effort,” said Fire Chief Peter O’Leary. “The upgraded ranking speaks volumes about our constant emphasis on safety in partnership with the city’s Public Works Water Utility and the Fond du Lac County Communications Center. In addition to having the potential of lower insurance premiums, it contributes to creating a community where people not only want to live but where businesses want to locate.”