BROWNSBURG, IN, (June 27, 2019) — Brownsburg Fire Territory Chief Larry Alcorn is proud to announce that a recent evaluation by Insurance Services Office (ISO) resulted in a Class One Rating. The rating is the highest possible designation, ranking Brownsburg Fire in the top 1% of all fire protection organizations in the nation. The evaluation measures every angle of fire protection including equipment, manpower, training and education, response times, physical fitness of its firefighters, and many more. This uncommon designation means that businesses and citizens will not only continue to pay one of the lowest tax rates in the area for fire protection, but may soon experience much lower insurance costs.
The new rating, called a “Public Protection Classification”, becomes effective July 1st.
Brownsburg Fire is only the 349th organization to achieve the top ranking of over 41,000 nationwide, and only the third in Indiana. While most of the evaluation criteria for the classification is directed toward the Fire Territory, consideration is also given to the capacity and dependability of the local water system to supply water during an emergency, and to the proficiency of the local 911 system to receive and quickly dispatch calls for service.
Insurance Services Office (ISO) provides detailed information to insurance companies so they may make informed decisions when assessing risk. Generally speaking, insurance companies charge less when they determine that the risk of loss is low. Most insurance companies consult with ISO to gain their expert perspective on the capability and capacity of local resources to mitigate damage in the event of an incident. ISO determined that Brownsburg Fire stands among the very best in the nation at resolving emergencies with the least amount of property damage.
Brownsburg’s Fire Service has been serving the Brownsburg area since 1942. The firefighters and paramedics of Brownsburg Fire Territory provide fire protection, technical rescue, and emergency medical services to a 52 square mile district in North Eastern Hendricks County, Indiana. This district includes Brown Township, Lincoln Township, and the Town of Brownsburg.