Broken Arrow achieves Class 1 ISO rating
The City of Broken Arrow Fire Department is proud to announce that its Fire Department has received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is an independent organization that evaluates fire-protection efforts in communities across the country.
An ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating possible, and ISO’s Public Protection Classification can play an important part in an insurer’s decisions when underwriting property insurance.
Homeowners should contact their insurer about a possible minor reduction in their premium after the new rating takes effect April 1.
The official announcement was made at a press conference on Feb. 20, at Broken Arrow Fire Station 2. Lieutenant Gov. Matt Pinnell, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready, local insurance agent Celia Deleon, and a representative from ISO joined City leaders for the announcement.
“Earning this distinction is a direct reflection of the hard work of our front line firefighters, the prevention division and our dispatchers, as well as the Utilities Department,” said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. “This ranks Broken Arrow Fire among the best of the best in fire service in the country. I want to thank the City Council, City staff and the community as a whole for supporting us in providing outstanding customer service to Broken Arrow.”
Broken Arrow joins about 350 communities nationwide with this highest classification.
“Having the Broken Arrow Fire Department earn a Class 1 rating is a tremendous boon for Broken Arrow,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “This puts the community on an elite list of cities across the country that are prepared to provide the best fire service to their residents.”
ISO collects information on communities and analyzes the data using its Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. This Fire Suppression Rating Schedule evaluates four primary categories of fire suppression – fire department, emergency communications, water supply, and community risk reduction. Fire services are ranked between 1 and 10.
BAFD scored 94.42 points out of a possible 105.5.