CCFD Announces ISO Rating of 02/2YJan 3, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 3, 2023
Contact: Julia Peterson, Office Assistant/PIO (281) 894-0151 firstname.lastname@example.org
CCFD ANNOUNCES ISO RATING OF 02-2Y
Successful Sales Tax Election Leads to the Improvement of the Fire Department
CYPRESS, TX - Effective August 1, 2022, Cypress Creek Fire Department (CCFD) has been awarded an ISO rating of 02/2Y. This change of status comes just 3 years after a successful sales tax election in the Cypress Creek community. An ISO rating is a score given to fire departments by the Insurance Services Office. The score is based upon many factors that determine how prepared a community is for fire emergencies. Fire departments are graded based on emergency communications capabilities, water supply review, personnel, training, and community risk reduction. The ISO assigns a final score based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest score.
A superior ISO score reflects not only the fire department but the area or community as well. An ISO rating is mutually beneficial to both the department and the community, as many insurance companies provide discounts to homeowners in areas with low ISO ratings.
Previously, CCFD held an ISO rating of 03/3Y. As of August 1, 2022, CCFD has been granted a split ISO rating of 02/2Y. This new rating follows 3 years of department-wide improvements, all of which have been made possible by a successful sales tax election held in May 2019.
ISO rating of 2/2Y places CCFD in the top 6.1% of rated departments in the USA and the top 14.8% of rated departments in Texas.
ISO 2 applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station and within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant. ISO 2Y applies to properties within 5 road miles of a fire station and more than 1000 feet from a fire hydrant.
By obtaining 1% of available sales tax revenue in our territory, CCFD has not only been able to build, equip, and staff an additional fire station, Station 25, but also provide increased training to our growing personnel, and purchase new equipment department-wide to better our response time and performance.
You can find more information on ISO ratings by visiting https://www.tdi.texas.gov/fire/fmppcfaq.html.