ISO Rating

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the US. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using out Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1-10, Class 1 being superior. 

 

By Classifying communities' ability to surpress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services. 

 

Scott Township Fire District is ISO PPC Class 3 Rated.  

Receiving & Handling Fire Alarms

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Credit for Telephone Service

2.00

1.90

Credit for Operators

3.00

3.00

Credit for Dispatch Circuits

5.00

4.75

Total - Receiving & Handling Alarms

10.00

9.65

Fire Department

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Credit for Engine Companies

10.00

8.60

Credit for Reserve Pumpers

1.00

0.85

Credit for Pumper Capacity

5.00

5.00

Credit for Ladder Service

5.00

4.82

Credit for Reserve Ladder Service

1.00

0.92

Credit for Distribution

4.00

2.64

Credit for Company Personnel

15.00

6.03

Credit for Training

9.00

3.83

Total Fire Department

50.00

32.69

Water Supply

Maximum Credit

Credit Received

Credit for Supply System

35.00

33.05

Credit for Hydrants

2.00

2.00

Credit for Inspection & Condition

3.00

3.00

Total - Water Supply

40.00

38.05

Divergence

-5.95

TOTAL

100.00

74.44

Community Classification = Class 3

Previous 1997 Classification = 56.54   17.90 Point Improvement

Facts and Figures: 

•    2,617 Fire Districts Classified in Pennsylvania

•    Scott Township Fire District ranks in the top 1.25% in Pennsylvania as a class 3

•    One of 30 Districts classed at a 3 or above

•    One of only 2 class 3 departments in Allegheny County