The Ocoee Fire Department has just received an ISO Class 1 rating, the highest public protection classification rating that is provided by the Insurance Service Office (ISO).
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The Ocoee Fire Department has just received an ISO Class 1 rating, the highest public protection classification rating that is provided by the Insurance Service Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. This new ISO 1 classification places the Ocoee Fire Department in the top ½ of 1% of more than 46,000 departments in the nation.
According to ISO data, a community’s investment in firefighting services is a good predictor of future fire losses. Communities with excellent fire protection can expect less property damage and higher survival rates. The fire department’s improved classification rating is a reflection of the City of Ocoee’s commitment to provide quality public safety services to the citizens of Ocoee. “This shows a long-term commitment to excellence on the part of our fire personnel and reflects the city’s dedication to providing citizens with exemplary fire protection services,” said City Manager Robert Frank.
The fire department is now preparing to be evaluated to receive International Accreditation, which is administered by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Once attained, this will make it one of less than 40 fire departments in the nation to hold an ISO 1 classification and be Internationally Accredited.
Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson stated, “I want to thank Chief John Miller and his entire team. This is just another example of the dedication that our city employees display in the way that they perform their jobs. This rating assures our citizens and business owners that we are not only making them as safe from fires as we possibly can, but we’re also doing everything we can to keep their insurance rates as low as possible.”
For more information, please contact the Ocoee Fire Department at 407-905-3140.