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.