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Amarillo Fire Department achieves ISO Class 2 rating


The Texas Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal’s Office recently bestowed an ISO Class 2 rating to the Amarillo Fire department (AFD). The rating is one of the highest Public Protection Classification ratings awarded by the Insurance Services Offices, and AFD is among the select few to achieve this recognition in Texas. Only two percent of all Fire departments in the U.S. achieve this status.

“This rating could not have been possible for the Fire department without the support of the City of Amarillo’s Emergency Call Center (911 services) and Water Utility departments,” says Fire Chief Jeff Greenlee. “It is an honor to work with so many people who want to make Amarillo such a safe yet affordable city.”

Most insurance agencies use the Public Protection Classification (PPC) for underwriting and calculating fire insurance premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. A high PPC rating can effectively lower the cost of property insurance rates. Because of AFD’s rating, and amazing service and excellence, citizens have a community that is a safer place to live and work along with lower insurance rates.

“These reviews do not happen overnight and this shows the long-term commitment to excellence on the part of our Fire and supporting departments,” says Deputy City Manager Michelle Bonner. “The savings received by lower insurance costs is just one more reason for citizens and businesses to make Amarillo home.”

This ISO review continues AFD’s Class 2 rating from initially receiving it in 2010.

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