FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2018
Contact: Chief David Dayringer
Fayetteville Fire Department
Fayetteville Rated Public Protection “ISO Class One” – Used to Determine Property Insurance
The Fayetteville Fire Department has received a Public Protection Classification (PPC) of 1, the best possible classification, from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). This new classification has the potential to reduce insurance premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial property owners in Fayetteville. The Public Protection Classification Class 1 ISO rating becomes today – May 1, 2018.
I am very proud of this accomplishment,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “I want to thank our fire department and City employees who worked so hard to make this happen. Achieving a Class 1 rating benefits our community greatly with better public protection and providing the opportunity for people to save money on their property insurance.”
ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States using their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) to analyze data and give PPC classifications. Most insurance companies use ISO’s PPC to determine insurance premiums for property owners. Additionally, the classification program provides objective standards to help fire departments with planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training.
In 2014, the Fayetteville Fire Department jumped from a Class 4 to a Class 2 rating. Since 2014, the fire department, dispatch center, GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping division, and water operations division worked to achieve higher grades for the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. These efforts included updating mapping software and creating real-time response routes, reducing response times, acquiring another Ladder Truck and a Rescue Engine Company, staffing additional personnel per shift, providing more training, and gathering more accurate water availability data.
“Receiving a Class 1 ISO rating is a monumental achievement for Fayetteville,” said Fire Chief David Dayringer. “But we have some points to gain in a few areas. Most importantly Fayetteville needs to maintain this classification and keep pace with our rapidly growing population.”
To review or download the report for your insurance agency, please visit this webpage.