Effective June 1st, 2016, the City of Leawood
has received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is the leading supplier of statistical, underwriting, and actuarial information for the property/casualty insurance industry. Most insurers use the PPC classifications for underwriting and calculating premiums for residential, commercial and industrial properties. These findings allow insurance companies to establish premiums based on anticipated risk. Many communities also use the PPC rating as a benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of their fire-protection services. Leawood
was evaluated in four areas: the Fire Department, community risk reduction, emergency communications (The Johnson County Emergency Communications Center), and water supply (Water District # 1 of Johnson County). The ISO rating classification is provided on a scale of 1-10, with 1 considered as “exemplary”, and 10 considered “without protection.”
Leawood previously held a Class 3 rating before a comprehensive re-evaluation in November of 2015. ISO evaluates approximately 48,000 fire departments or fire districts across the United States. Of those, only 178 currently have a Class 1 rating. There are only 6 cities with a Class 1 ratings in Kansas. The Leawood Fire Department, an accredited department by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), has joined an elite group of only 40 departments nationwide to hold both a Class 1 ISO rating and international fire service accreditation. The National fire Protection Association currently recognizes 29, 980 fire departments in the United States.
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