Salt Lake City Fire Dept. first in Utah to have Class 1 insurance rating

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 3, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Fire Department announced Saturday that it’s the first fire department in Utah to receive a Public Protection Classification of 1 from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

According to a news release from SLCFD, a Class 1 rating is the highest safety- and risk-evaluation rating possible.

In addition to being the first department in Utah to receive this designation, it is one of only 270 departments nationwide to earn such a rating, the release states.

ISO is an insurance advisory organization that collects data and then provides statistics and recommendations regarding an organization’s risks.

The SLCFD news release says that, in the rating process, three major categories are evaluated:

1. Emergency Communications: Fire alarm and communication systems, including telephone systems, telephone lines, staffing and dispatching systems.

2. The Fire Department: Staff, equipment, training and geography.

3. Water Supply: The condition and maintenance of hydrants and the amount of available water compared with the amount needed to suppress fires.

Salt Lake City Fire Department expects to receive a formal presentation of its new designation by the Insurance Service Office in mid-December.


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