In 2015, the Burbank Fire Department earned one of the highest recognitions possible by becoming an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The Burbank Fire Department has now earned the highest possible national recognition by receiving a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Services Office. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rates over 48,000 fire protection areas in the U.S. Just 178 received the Class 1 rating. This means the Burbank Fire Department ranks at the top of all fire departments in America.
What does a Class 1 rating mean for the Burbank community?
It means residents, business owners, and visitors to Burbank can continue to count on first-class fire protection services. A Class 1 rating demonstrates:
- Quick response to community needs
- Risk mitigation at the highest possible standard
- A stellar commitment to preserve life, property and environment
Class 1 rating is one of the factors used to determine fire insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses. Fire insurance premiums are based on the quality of service and fire protection available. This top rating means Burbank property owners could get the lowest premium possible in that area of insurance. According to the ISO, “a community’s investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predicator of future fire losses. Insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance – generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection.”
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