Akron-Princeville Fire Department
Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating

To help establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties, insurance companies need reliable, up-to-date information about a community’s fire-protection services. ISO provides that information through the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program.

ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). We then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

APFD is proud to be ISO Class 4 rated. We established this rating in 2008.
The graph below shows that currently there are only 264 departments in Illinois with a Class 4 Rating.

 

To establish this rating, ISO looks at many factors when conducting surveys. These include: water supply, dispatch (communications center), vehicles, vehicle maintenance records, trainings & training records, tools, district size, average response time, agency type, etc. Each of these items receive an individual rating and then are combined to produce the Public Protection Classification.

For more information about ISO, click here.
To see how ISO affects your insurance premiums, click here.