Edgewater Fire Department Receives Improved Public Protection Rating

By on November 6, 2017 in WNDB News

Edgewater, FL – The Edgewater Fire Rescue Department (EFD) recently improved its Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO), and that could mean insurance premium savings to residents and businesses.

The announcement came from the City of Edgewater Fire Rescue Department on Thursday. EFD received a score of 2 as a result of a Public Protection Classification Survey by the ISO. The ratings scores are given from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. The EFD dropped its rating from 7 to 5 in 1998 and then from 5 to 3 in 2013. Only 94 fire departments in Florida and 1,393 fire departments in the nation now have a rating of 2 like Edgewater, according to EFD.

Most insurers in the United States use this ISO rating as part of the decision-making process when deciding coverage for both personal and commercial properties. The rating was determined by reviewing the EFD’s staffing, training, and equipment, as well as the community’s water supply, communications system, and risk reduction initiatives.

The EFD says that the higher rating illustrates the dedication of the firefighters serving the community. EFD adds that the improved rating could not have been possible without the efforts of multiple community departments. The fire department  credits the Water Department, which maintains and repairs fire apparatus; the 911 communications system for answering emergency calls; and the City Council for appropriating budgets and funding for fire stations, personnel, equipment, water distribution systems, and fire hydrants.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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