ISO Classifications Are In

By July 7, 2016 Uncategorized

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The Violet Township Fire Department provides professional emergency medical and fire service utilizing a combination of full time, paid part time, and volunteer firefighters.

In December 2015, the fire department’s newest Insurance Services Organization (ISO) classifications came back even better than before! In Ohio, there are only 51 departments with an ISO rating of 2, and they came back with a 2/2Y rating which puts them in the top 1.8% of rated departments in Ohio! In the entire United States, there are only 1,060 departments within that rating, which puts them in the top 2.4% nationwide!

What this means for your home address:

> ISO rating 2 -applies to you if you live within 5 road miles of a recognized fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a hydrant or alternate water supply.
> ISO rating 2Y – applies to you if you live within 5 road miles of a recognized fire station, but not necessarily within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply.

If you were previously in areas without hydrants or an alternate water supply closer than 1,000 feet may have been classified as an ISO rating of 5-9. If you were within 1,000 feet of a hydrant or alternate water supply, your rating went from a 3 down to a 2. If you are not sure, please call us to discuss your home insurance and to review the rating applied to your location. Violet Twp. is classified by the Insurance Services Office with a Class 2 ISO rating for all areas within 5 miles of a fire station and 1,000 feet from a hydrant; and ISO 2Y ISO Class Rating for all areas within Violet Township that may not be within 1,000 feet of a hydrant, but is within 5 miles of a fire station.