ISO Public Protection Classification

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​ISO 2018 Report 

The Clinton City Fire Department received a ISO rating of 3. The ISO Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) rating is on a scale of class 1 to 10. With the rating of class 1 being the highest possible score and 10 not meeting the ISO standards. ISO evaluates communities according to a uniform set of criteria, incorporating nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American water works Association. The following areas are evaluated to receive an ISO rating.

  • Needed Fire Flows, which are representative building locations used to determine the theoretical amount of water necessary for fire suppression purposes.
  • Emergency Communications, Including emergency reporting, telecommunicators, and dispatching systems.
  • Fire Department, Including equipment, staffing, training, geographic distribution of fire companies, operational considerations, and community risk reduction.
  • Water supply, including inspection and flow testing of hydrants, alternative water supply operations, and a careful evaluation of the amount of available water compared with the amount needed to suppress fires up to 3,500 gallons per minute(gpm).

Out of the 46,000 Fire Departments evaluated by ISO, Clinton Fire Department is one of 3,456 departments countrywide to receive a Class 3 rating.

History


1978 - Clinton City Fire Department received its first ever ISO rating of 7.
1997 - Clinton City Fire Department received an ISO rating of 5
2007 - Clinton City Fire Department received an ISO rating of 5
2014 - Clinton City Fire Department received an ISO rating of 4
2018 - Clinton City Fire Department received an ISO rating of 3