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Fire Department Retains Class 1 Public Protection Classification

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The Village has received notice from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that the Downers Grove Fire Department has retained its Class 1 Public Protection rank for fire protection effectiveness. 

A community's Public Protection Classification is based on the three main areas of a community's fire suppression system: emergency communications, fire department (including operational considerations), and water supply. In addition, it includes a Community Risk Reduction section that recognizes community efforts to reduce losses through fire prevention, public fire safety education, and fire investigation.

ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators, and others by providing information about risk. Property and business owners in communities with an excellent ISO rating, like Downers Grove, benefit from lower insurance rates.

Some interesting ISO grading facts:

  • Grading scale ranges from 1 through 10 (1 is best)
  • Downers Grove is 1 of 27 Fire Departments in Illinois with a Class 1 rating
  • Downers Grove is 1 of 411 Fire Departments in the Country with a Class 1 rating

Congratulations to the hardworking members of the Downers Grove Fire Department for their commitment to excellence in public safety services.