Syracuse Fire Department is proud to announce that Syracuse City will receive the ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 3 public protection rating, effective February 1, 2019. This is a huge improvement from our last ISO survey in which we were assigned a Class 4 rating.
ISO is a third-party independent agency that evaluates and classifies over 46,000 fire protection areas across the United States, and as of 2017 there have only been 3,456 communities issued a Class 3 rating for public protection. Classifications are based upon an evaluation system which rates fire department response capabilities, water supply and communications.
Most U.S. insurers use this information in their decision-making process when deciding what coverages to offer or premiums to charge for personal or commercial property insurance. Our improvement from a Class 4 to a Class 3 rating may result in more competitive insurance premiums for residences and businesses in our community.