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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Cheyenne Fire & Rescue Earns Top Rating From Insurance Service Office

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CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Fire & Rescue has been awarded a Class 1/1X Public Protection Classification, or PPS, rating by the Insurance Service Office which means Cheyenne Fire & Rescue fire protection capabilities are among the best in the nation. This is the first time Cheyenne has been awarded a Class 1 classification. The last class rating for the City was in 2010 and it received a Class 3/8 rating. The ISO rating is one of the factors insurance companies consider when setting fire insurance premiums. “We are extremely proud of this achievement, but this was a team effort. Our team not only included personnel from Cheyenne Fire and Rescue, but our team members from the Board of Public Utilities and the Laramie County Combined Communications Center who also aided in this effort,” said Jim Martin, Cheyenne Fire & Rescue Fire Chief. “Since our last inspection the Department has made a concerted effort in the areas of training, equipment and fire prevention. In approximately 2013, ISO recognized the importance that fire prevention plays in reducing the risk to communities and included that data in their rating schedule.” Some of the areas of improvement from the last inspection include the new 911 Dispatch Center with upgraded equipment, the robust water distribution system Cheyenne enjoys as well as improvement in the department’s training, response and prevention areas. While we are pleased with this rating, we will still have ways to go to continue to provide this level of service for our citizens in the future, Martin said. When the rating upgrade takes effect on February 1, 2017 the city will join Casper who also has a Class 1 PPC rating. The ISO evaluates and grades municipal fire departments throughout the country on their ability to provide fire protection services to their communities. Specifically, they look at emergency communications systems, the fire department, the water supply system, and community efforts to reduce the risk of fire.

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