Isanti Fire: ISO PPC of 4/7!
The firemen and women of the Isanti Fire District are excited to share the results of our most recent ISO (Insurance Services Office) evaluation! ISO evaluated our Fire District's effectiveness in the event of needed response to any type of structure fire.
Starting at our Counties 911 call system's ability to get us timely and accurate call info, to our ability to flow water from numerous sources and scenarios, Isanti Fire District's ISO PPC (public protection class) rating as of 12/1/2012 has been improved to a 4 city and a 7/10 rural.
What does this mean you ask?
If your structure is within 1000 feet of a hydrant (fed by the city's municipal supply, or a dry hydrant) your PPC is a 4. If your structure is beyond 1000 feet of a hydrant, but within 5 miles from one of our stations your PPC rating is a 7. If your structure is outside 5 miles from one of our stations, your rating is still a 10. Unfortunately, our options are pretty slim short of building a fire station closer to the folks outside 5 miles from one of our stations. (station 2 and 3 were built for exactly this reason!)
What this all means? Simply put, its saving us all money! Through insurance premiums and our proven ability to better protect your property and contents, this will save those within our boundaries money.
The fire protection portion of your homeowners insurance is "pro-rated" by your protecting fire stations PPC rating. 1 being the best, and 10 the worst, residents in our fire district are benefiting from some of the best ratings in our state, and in the nation. A few 3's in our state exist of which are made possible by very large municipal water supplies, 24/7 staffed fire stations, and very heavily manned dispatch centers.
Our rating i'm proud to say comes from 25 very dedicated volunteer firefighters and a solid Joint Operating Fire Board. These people have all made good decisions along the way to build up solid infrastructure to work off of and ultimately benefit from. IFD could not obtain this rating without support from our City, Township Supervisors and County Commissioners. Thank you all!