From City of Mora Press Release:
The Mora Area Fire Department (MAFD) recently participated in a Public Protection Classification (PPC) evaluation with Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), and is pleased to announce an improved PPC grade.
ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the US on their structure fire suppression capabilities. ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a PPC grade – a number from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. The evaluations are conducted approximately every five years, or whenever it appears that there is a possibility of a PPC change. MAFD’s current PPC grade is Class 4, an improvement from the previous grade of Class 5.
ISO’s PPC plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. Most US insurers use PPC information as part of their decision-making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer, or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance.
“MAFD staff has worked hard to make great progress over the last few years to improve our ISO rating,” shared Brett Anderson, Fire Chief. “Ensuring excellent fire protection services are available to our community is our highest priority.”