Elk Grove Village Fire Department Sets National Benchmark for Safety Standards
The Elk Grove Village Fire Department has achieved a prestigious Class 1 designation from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), placing it in the top 1% of fire departments nationwide. This recognition highlights the department's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional fire protection services.
The ISO, renowned for its rigorous assessments of fire protection efforts, conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the Elk Grove Fire Department through its Public Protection Classification (PPC) program. Out of over 46,000 fire departments across the United States, only 498 (including 29 in Illinois), have reached the esteemed Class 1 status. The rating and fire department evaluation are based on factors such as the department’s training, apparatus, and response capabilities. The ISO also assesses water supply, dispatch operations, and fire prevention programs. This achievement underscores Elk Grove Village's dedication to maintaining the highest standards of fire protection.
In a testament to its commitment to excellence, the Elk Grove Village Fire Department now stands as one of just 118 agencies worldwide, holding both an ISO Class 1 rating and Accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. This dual recognition highlights the department's effectiveness in all facets of firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials handling, training, personnel management, and communication. The ISO Class 1 rating also carries possible benefits for Elk Grove Village residents and businesses, potentially leading to reduced insurance premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. This achievement reaffirms Elk Grove Village's status as a premier destination that places the utmost importance on safety, setting a standard for municipalities across the nation.