Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) evaluates communities using a uniform set of criteria as part of the Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program. ISO reviews the fire suppression capabilities of a community and assigns a public protection classification. This classification is represented by the assignment of a number between 1 and 10. Class 1 being the highest rating and Class 10 indicating the area’s fire protection capability does not meet minimum criteria.
This process evaluates three major components:
Fire alarm and communication system
Fire Department distribution of resources, equipment, apparatus, pump capacity, staffing, and training
Water supply system
ISO conducted a PPC survey for Nassau County Fire Rescue in 2014. This survey resulted in the department’s classification being lowered from a Class 6 to Class 4.