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ISO Logo  The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is a national organization that gathers information on the firefighting readiness of local Fire Departments. The Elizabethton Fire Department is currently a Class 3 ISO rated Fire Department, which ranks us in the top 10 percent of all Departments nationwide. To help establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties, insurance companies need reliable, up-to-date information about a community’s fire-protection services. ISO provides that information through the Public Protection Classification (PPC) program. Some of the things that factor into a Fire Departments ISO-PPC rating include, but are not limited to: manpower, equipment, response times, pre-plans, training, communications, and water supply.

   The following is a link to an article published by the Elizabethton Star about the Elizabethton Fire Departments newly improved ISO rating. Improved fire suppression rating could lower city’s insurance prices.