Official Announcement: Pompano Beach ISO Class 1 Rating
The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) uses the Fire Suppression Rating System to measure the major elements of a community's fire-suppression systems and develops a numerical grading called a Public Protection Classification (PPC). The PPC rating represents the effectiveness of the fire protection in a community and most insurance companies use the PPC rating to determine the fire insurance rates for commercial and residential properties within a community. ISO rates fire departments with a PPC of 1 to 10 and those fire departments that best meet the standards of ISO receive a PPC of 1. Communities with a PPC rating of 1 are afforded the lowest fire insurance rates.
It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that Pompano Beach Fire Rescue has been notified by the Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO) that, effective August 1, 2017, The City of Pompano Beach has been awarded a Public Protection Classification of 01. As a resident or business owner in Pompano Beach, you should contact your insurance company, as this new rating may afford you a reduction in your fire insurance rates.
John Jurgle Fire Chief
ISO Class 1 Fire Department Information
- ISO rates 44,670 fire departments across the country and only 242 or 0.5% have received a Class 1 rating.
- The City of Pompano Beach historically had an ISO rating of Class 4. In 2010, this improved for the first time to an ISO Class 3. Then in 2015, through exhaustive efforts to continually improve fire protection, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue was able to obtain an ISO Class 2 rating.
- With an unwavering determination, the fire department continued to work on ways to further improve fire protection. As a result, effective August 1, 2017, the Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO) awarded the City of Pompano Beach a Public Protection Classification of 1. This ISO Class 1 rating places Pompano Beach Fire Rescue in the top 0.5% of fire departments in the country.
- Residents and business owners in Pompano Beach are encouraged to contact your insurance company, as this new ISO Class 1 rating may afford you a reduction in your fire insurance rates.