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New ISO Property Protection Class

Tice Fire Protection and Rescue Service District has been awarded a Class 2 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States.  The rating is used by insurance companies nationally as a standard for their premiums.  The Class 2 rating is the second highest possible score that can be given to any fire department nationwide, with only 2% of the Nation’s Fire Departments reaching this elite rating of fire protection.

In March of 2016, ISO upgraded Tice Fire District’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) from a Class 4 to a Class 2. Nationally, just 1,164 of 48,632 fire protection agencies achieved a Class 2, with only 178 achieving a Class 1. This improved rating may mean savings for property owners within the District as ISO considers a fire district’s PPC rating an important factor for insurance companies when determining prices for personal and commercial property insurance. ISO looks at many factors when determining a classification.  Some of these include staffing, fire training, how often apparatus are maintained and tested, personnel training, public education, water supply and flow, emergency dispatching and communication, and equipment. This rating will take effect on July 1, 2016.

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