CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In 2016, the City of Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department was among 125 organizations throughout the country that were rated the Public Protection Classification (PPC®) ISO Class 1. In May 2020, the department was honored to retain its rating and classify as one of the 348 Class 1 ranked communities in the country. The PPC program is known to help communities prepare to fight fires effectively through the community’s investment in fire mitigation.
In light of this monumental achievement and recognition, Fire Chief Michael McNally said, “To say I am proud of our city’s Fire Department would be an understatement. Our department has been recognized time and time again by the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program for providing top notch fire protection services for citizens and property owners.”
He continued, “The departments mission is to preserve life and property through emergency medical services, fire suppression, risk reduction, public education, and community partnerships. Keeping the ISO Class 1 rating is a testament of our mission and our team’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our community. It is a major honor and privilege to work alongside such an incredible group of individuals who provide exceptional services to the public.”
The ISO expert staff analyzes the data collected regarding municipal fire protection efforts in communities and assigns a Public Protection Classification on a scale of 1-10. Superior property fire protection is classified as Class 1. The classification generally determines the price of fire insurance in a community – the better the rating the lower the price, assuming all other factors are equal. When a community invests in fire mitigation, it is proven to be easier to predict future fire losses more effectively and the PPC program has significant benefit in its effect on losses. The program measures the connection between excellent fire protection and low fire losses by evaluating statistical data on insurance losses.
The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department is committed to continue its investment in fire mitigation to ensure we preserve our city’s life and property.