The local Fire Department is something that it is pretty easy to take for granted. It’s a bit like turning on the faucet to get fresh, clean water. You know you love and appreciate it, but it’s just not something that you think about. Well, maybe today we all need to take a moment and really think about and thank our local Fire Department.
This is because the Lake Oswego Fire Department has achieved something that only 3% of Fire Departments in the entire country have achieved, a class 2 PPC (Public Protection Classification) rating. This is a huge accomplishment.
This rating is given by the Insurance Service Office. This organization provides statistical information to insurance companies for the purpose of underwriting. It means that the Lake Oswego Fire Department has accomplished vigorous standards that relate to training, staffing, equipment, and planning. Water utilities (availability, infrastructure, hydrant inspection and maintenance) and 911 dispatch centers are also included. The rating is done on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best.
What does this mean to residents of Lake Oswego? First of all, we can all sleep a little better at night knowing we are protected by one of the best Fire Departments in the United States. Secondly, we may all see a reduction on our home owner’s insurance. Yes, that’s right, savings. Nice!
Thank you Lake Oswego Fire Department. Thank you!