Insurance Service Office (ISO) Evaluates and Rates 

Jackson Township Fire Department


The Insurance Service Office (ISO) has been evaluating communities in the areas of risk management and preparedness since 1971.  There are many facets that are considered when ISO conducts their evaluation, all of which help the insurance industry establish insurance premiums for homeowners and business owners alike.  However, one particular and significant component scrutinized in a community's risk management and preparedness evaluation is the local fire department.  Fire departments are evaluated on fire suppression capabilities that include emergency communications, water supply, and operational preparedness and deployment.  In addition, ISO recognizes community efforts to reduce losses through fire prevention, education and investigation.  Subsequently, ISO assigns the local fire department a Class Rating that ranges from 1 to 10.  A Class 1 rating is the highest level and a Class 10 rating is the lowest level that a fire department can receive from an ISO evaluation.


In 2007, the Jackson Township Fire Department received a Class 3 ISO rating, an improvement from previous class ratings.  In the Fall of 2013, the Jackson Township Fire Department was once again evaluated by ISO and in April 2014, ISO released its summary report, and the Jackson Township Fire Department is PROUD to report to the Jackson Township Community that our new ISO rating improved to a Class 2.   This rating establishes the Jackson Township Fire Department as one of 32 among the 1,000+ fire departments in Ohio as a Class 2. 


I would like to thank numerous individuals that made this #2 rating possible:

  • Deputy Chiefs and Scott Morton
  • The Firefighter/Paramedics of the Jackson Fire Department
  • The Jackson Fire Prevention Bureau
  • The support of the Jackson Board of Trustees, Fiscal Officer and Administration
  • Regional Emergency Dispatch Center


And last…the residents of Jackson Township for your continued support. We are proud to serve you!

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