Allentown Achieves Class 4 ISO Rating
Posted on Jul 13, 2015
The City of Allentown is proud to announce that it has earned a community rating of 4 from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). This distinction puts the City of Allentown among the top 20 percent of fire service organizations in the country. Out of 48,855 organizations in the country, only 10,020 have achieved an ISO rating of 4 or better.
ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) grade is assigned to the community. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.
Allentown’s new lowered ISO rating has direct benefits in terms of reduced homeowner insurance rates within the City of Allentown. “This reduction in our ISO rating is really something that the community can be proud of,” says Charles Brack, an Allentown City Councilman, “and it is a direct reflection of the quality and hard work of our fire department personnel.”
Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators, and others by providing information about risk. More information about ISO can be found on their website at http://isomitiation.com. For more information about the City of Allentown, visit their website at http://cityofallentownga.org.