SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The City of Springfield is pleased to announce that the Springfield Fire Department has maintained a Class 3 Public Protection Classification. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluated the fire department in November 2017 and released its report and rating last week.
ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, and other organizations by providing risk assessment. A community’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) grade depends not only upon its fire department, but also its emergency communications and water supply. Classes are ranked from 1-10. The lower the class rating, the greater the potential of lowering insurance premiums for citizens and homeowners. Of the 46,042 communities in the United States that participate in the ISO Public Protection Program, there are only 3,409 that have the Class 3 rating.
“I want to thank the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and City Manager Regina Holt for their continuing support,” said Springfield Fire Chief Jimmy Hamill. “I also want to thank Terry Beers (Interim Director of the Springfield Water/Wastewater Department), and Hope Petersen (Robertson County 911 Director) for their participation as well. Finally, I want to thank our company officers and firefighters. The City of Springfield is blessed to have dedicated personnel committed to saving lives and protecting property.”
The report stated that Springfield maintained the Class 3 protection classification with a total of 73.32 points. This is 2.61 points higher than the previous evaluation in October 2011.
“This is great news for the city,” said City Manager Gina Holt. “Our ISO rating is a crucial element to ensure we are providing the quality service our citizens need. I am proud of our fire department and water department, and thankful for the cooperation and service provided by our 911 operators.”
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