According to Verisk, " ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation works closely with fire departments and communities through our Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program, which develops classification of community fire suppression capabilities on a scale of 1 (exemplary) to 10." Laurel County Fire Department with a PPC of 4 is the lowest in the county.
In addition Verisk adds, "Many Insurers use PPC ratings as a measure of the risk of fire losses in a community, an important item to consider when determining premiums for property insurance. Fire departments that have achieved higher PPC ratings have generally established procedures, processes, and best practices that can serve as examples to other communities. By understanding what these methods are and having a measurement tool for the degree in which fire departments implement them, insurers can better assess fire suppression abilities in related communities and get a clearer picture of fire risk before issuing a policy."
Laurel County Fire Department was established in November 1962. Our mission is to provide the best, professional fire, rescue, and fire prevention education to over 30,000 people with the Laurel County Fire and Rescue district. This also includes consistently trying to improve our public protection classification to benefit the community we serve with lower insurance rates.
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