ISO Ratings

The North County Fire & Medical District and the South County Fire & Medical District have both received an ISO Class 1 Rating

North County and South County have earned the prestigious ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 1 from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), indicating an exemplary ability to respond to fires (Class 1 Sun Lakes area / Class 4 Tonopah area). The Class 1 ISO rating places the District's among an elite group of agencies. North County was the first fire department in Arizona to ever receive this honor (October 2014) and in January 2019 South County (Sun Lakes area) was upgraded from a Class 2 status to Class 1 status. 
The ISO ratings range from 1 to 10, with Class 1 representing superior public protection and Class 10 indicating no recognized protection. Since the ISO fire ratings are used by property insurance companies to set insurance premium rates, the lower the ISO fire rating, the lower the insurance premium. 
The Public Protection Classification rating is based on three factors: the Authority’s ability to receive and respond to fire alarms, the fire department’s first-alarm response and initial attack capabilities; and the water supply system.
The Authority is very proud that our work is being recognized with a Class 1 rating for both partner agencies. In the world of the fire service, this is the Gold Medal. We consider this a testament to our hard work in reducing fire loss through firefighting and fire prevention education and the Authority’s commitment to public safety.
 ISO Graph
The chart above depicts the number of ISO classified fire departments nationwide and their associated PPC (2017).
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18818 N. Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West, Arizona 85375