The Coralville Fire Department is ISO Class 2 rated. According to the ISO Mitigation, only 5% of all fire departments in the nation have a Class 2 rating or better.
ISO Rating Moves up the Ladder
Fire departments are analyzed by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) for the firefighting capabilities they provided, rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest possible ranking.
The Coralville Fire Department has steadily upgraded its rating, achieving a Class 3 in 2009, attaining a Class 2 rating in 2013, and maintaining a Class 2 rating again in 2017.
Based on information provided by ISO in 2017, out of more than 46,000 fire departments in the country, 1,324 were classified as a 2 and only 241 were classified as a 1.
ISO Rating Criteria
The Public Protection Classification is based on a numerical rating system and is weighted with:
Fire communications (10%): How well the fire department receives fire alarms and dispatches its firefighting resources.
Municipal water supply (40%): How adequate the water supply is for fighting fires.
Fire Department (50%): The type and extent of training provided to fire-company personnel, number of people of participating in training, firefighter response to emergencies, and maintenance and testing of the fire department's equipment
Fire departments across the United States undergo a rating by the Insurance Services Office to analyze their municipal fire protection services.
ISO is the leading supplier of data and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry. Many insurers use the Public Protection Classifications for underwriting and calculating premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.