Troy Mayor Michael Beamish and Fire Chief Matt Simmons are proud to announce that the Troy Fire Department has improved its Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) rating from Class 4 to Class 3. The ISO is the nationally-recognized Public Protection Classification (PPC) program that reviews and evaluates fire protection efforts in a community. Of the 2,676 fire departments in Ohio to undergo evaluation, 90% are ranked as Class 4 or higher. Only 10% (or 215) of the fire departments evaluated in Ohio are ranked a Class 3 or better. Nationwide, only 5.6% of fire departments are Class 3 or better. Troy’s improved rating reflects the city’s enhanced training, equipment, water system, and procedures and policies. In some cases, this improvement may result in lower fire insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses.
Fire Chief Simmons praised the well-trained and hardworking staff of the Troy Fire Department in preparing for the ISO visit and evaluation: “ISO was very impressed with the size of our fire department and our ability to demonstrate a capable fire deployment model. They were also very impressed with our fire prevention office and our community risk reduction model.”
Mayor Michael Beamish commented: “I am very proud of the Troy Fire Department team. They all take the safety and security of our citizens and the township residents they serve very much to heart. An improved ISO rating and the criteria the Troy Fire Department has met to achieve this improved rating places our Fire Department in a category that only an elite few Ohio fire departments have been able to meet. I can see why the ISO was so impressed.”
Contact Fire Chief Matt Simmons at 937-335-1905 for more information.