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Farmington, NM – The Farmington Fire Department today announced their public protection classification, established by the Insurance Services Office, changed from 3 to 2. This is great news for the community! The ISO rating is a report card for fire services that determines how well a local fire department can protect its community and homes. It correlates risk for insurance companies providing coverage to homes and businesses in a particular zip code and affects property insurance rates.
Several key areas are evaluated for an ISO rating:
The ISO rating is measured on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best rating. The FFD is one of 1,597 departments in the nation with a 2 rating.
Farmington Fire Chief David Burke explained the decreased rating was a team effort beginning with former Fire Chief Terry Page, “This is something that started with my predecessor and is a result of the entire department’s work.”
A lower ISO rating also helps department’s secure federal and state fire funding.
Mayor Duckett recently interviewed Chief Burke on the ISO rating for a segment of The Mayor’s Table. That episode can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Q4qFyO4q8bg