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Palatine Rural Fire Protection District Receives High Grades from ISO

The rating comes from the Insurance Service Office, and a rating of 3 puts the district among in a top tier relating to fire suppression and risk.

The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District recently received a high rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) based on fire suppression data, according to a press release from the district.

It was given a “Class 3” rating. Only 6 percent of departments across the state have received that level of rating or higher, according to the release.

“I am extremely pleased with the outcome of our recent ISO evaluation,” said Rich May, acting fire chief, in the press release. “Obtaining the Class 3 rating validates the District’s dedication to providing the best possible service to the community.”

The district was last rated by ISO in the late 1990’s, according to the release, and received a Class 4 rating.

ISO regularly works with communities, fire departments, insurance companies and regulators, and gathers data to determine where fire departments and districts fall in the Public Protection Classification.

The highest rating is Class 1 and the lowest is Class 10.

The district also recently received a new International/Horton Ambulance, which replaces an existing ambulance and allows an older model to be used as a reserve.

New technology on the ambulance includes the latest LED lighting technology for improved visibility, high visibility exterior graphics, a rear backing camera, patient compartment air bags and an integrated child seat.

“This new ambulance features safety and patient care enhancements that were carefully selected to meet current and future needs,” May said in a release. 

Information provided by Palatine Rural Fire Protection District. 

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