North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Achieves a Public Protection Classification Score of 3. This score puts the District in the top 5% of Nation.
During the year 2008, NNFD (North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District) performed a self evaluation and found that with the purchase of a 3000 Gallon Water Tender, the District would be able to reduce it's ISO Classification and possibly save the tax payers within the District money on their property insurance premiums.
ISO performed an evaluation of the District during the month of September 2009. The evaluation included dispatching, water supplies, along with the staffing and distribution of firefighters and fire apparatus. The result was a Public Protection Classification Summary Report of 3. Only 5% of the fire departments across the nation have a rating of three or less.
ISO - What is ISO and what does it do?
Insurance Services Office (ISO) is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators, and others by providing information about risk. ISO's expert staff collects information about municipal fire suppression efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification (PPC), represented by a number from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program while a Class 10 indicates that the area's fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria.
ISO's PPC program evaluates communities according to a uniform set of critera, incorporating nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Water Works Association. A community's PPC depends on the following:
- Fire alarm and communication systems including telephone systems, telephone lines, and dispatch staffing and systems.
- The Fire Department includes equipment, staffing, training and geographic distribution of fire stations.
- The water supply system includes condition and maintenance of hydrants, alternative water supply operations and a careful evaluation of the amount of available water compared with the amount needed to suppress fires up to 3,500 gallons per minute.