Arlington Heights Fire Dept ISO Class 1 Rating

Arlington Heights Fire Department Receives ISO CLASS 1 Rating
Posted on 08/04/2022

Arlington Heights Fire Chief Lance Harris is proud to announce that the Arlington Heights Fire Department was again approved as an ISO CLASS 1 organization, following a thorough evaluation by the Public Protection Classification Insurance Services Office. Additionally, the Arlington Heights Fire Department received one of the highest scores recorded at 97.21.  This is the fire department's second consecutive evaluation receiving this high honor.

ISO ratings are designed to score a fire department’s ability to protect their community, with ISO CLASS 1 ranked as the highest possible class. Currently, out of approximately 40,000 fire departments nationwide, there are just over 400 departments to hold an ISO CLASS 1 rating, with only 29 in Illinois. 

“It is not an easy feat to earn an ISO CLASS 1 designation and it is even harder to maintain that status,” said Arlington Heights Fire Chief Lance Harris. “This score is an immense accomplishment for the Arlington Heights Fire Department, but it was only possible due to the teamwork with our Public Works Department, Building & Life Safety Department and Northwest Central Dispatch. The professionalism and dedication these partners bring to the job every day is second to none. This rating is something the community should be proud of and celebrate.”

Key factors that contributed to the fire department improving its CLASS 1 rating score were improved record keeping, training, the fire department’s Community Risk Reduction Program, the accredited dispatch agency Northwest Central Dispatch, and the Village’s water distribution system in combination with maintenance and testing of the Villages fire hydrants.  

For more information, please contact the Arlington Heights Fire Department at 847-368-5450.