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Perry’s ISO Rating Improves

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Perry’s ISO Rating Improves

The City of Perry recently received an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of Class 3/3x. Perry’s previous rating was 4/4x. This designation puts Perry in the top 15% nationwide.

The ISO evaluates fire departments across the nation to determine how well-equipped they are to respond and extinguish fires in their community. The scale is rated from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. Many insurance companies use this rating in calculating insurance premiums for homeowners.

The ISO utilizes the “Fire Suppression Rating Schedule” which recognizes nationally accepted standards of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Water Works Association, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International. A Community Risk Reduction section evaluates a community’s efforts to reduce fire loss through public education, investigation, and prevention.

Emergency Communications (911), local fire departments, and water supply capabilities are the three main areas evaluated by the ISO in determining a community’s rating.

Perry Fire and Emergency Services is now one of the 9.3% fire departments in the nation with a Class 3 designation. The new rating will take effect on December 1, 2021.

Fire Chief Lee Parker commented, “This is a big deal for Perry. With continued support from our Mayor, Council, and the City Manager’s office, the Perry Fire Department can provide quality service to its customers. All members of the department deserve a big thanks for all their hard work. I’m very proud of all of our employees.”

The Perry Fire Department’s improved rating reflects the hard work and dedication of all Perry firefighters and their commitment to saving lives and property.

For more information, contact Perry Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Lee Parker at (478) 988-2854 or


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