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August 2012
Photo taken by George Thompson
 

Glenside Fire Protection District Receives High Marks with Improved Insurance Rating

 

The Glenside Fire Protection District (Glendale Heights) was recently evaluated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  ISO's staff collects information from over 48,000 fire protection agencies in communities throughout the United States, analyzes relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification (PPC) — a number from 1 to 10 (1 being the highest and best). A community’s Public Protection Classification is mainly based on three areas of a community’s fire protection capabilities: emergency communications, fire department operational capabilities, and water supply. Additionally, it includes a community risk reduction section that recognizes community efforts to reduce losses through fire prevention, public fire safety education, and fire investigation. Some insurance companies use this information to help determine property insurance premiums.

Since 2009, the fire district had been rated a Public Protection Class of 3 in the Village limits and rural areas.

On January 26th, 2017, the Glenside Fire Protection District was awarded an improved Public Protection Class (PPC) score of 2.  This places Glenside near the top of all fire departments in the United States for its ability to respond to emergencies.

Businesses and residents may see a reduction in their insurance premiums as a result of this improved rating. The fire district recommends that homeowners and business owners mention to their property insurance carrier the new ISO rating of 2.

The staff of the Glenside Fire Protection District with assistance from the Village of Glendale Heights put forth a significant amount of time and effort in making this evaluation a success, and the Class 2 rating is a significant improvement and achievement.

 

 

DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) has announced its launching of the Smart911 program.  Smart911 is a free-to-the-user secure and confidential program, which allows citizens to enter personal information to be displayed when 9-1-1 is called from a landline or cellular phone.

In a leading step to improve incident outcome, the Smart911 program is aimed at strengthening and expanding the current 9-1-1 program by providing additional critical information about the caller to the 9-1-1 call taker.  The program which includes basic information such as home address, is also capable of including information on disabilities, medical and rescue-related conditions, and children’s photos.  The registrant is provided the opportunity to enter the information he or she wants made available to the 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Additionally, Smart911 is a national program allowing the caller’s information to be made available in areas of the country where the service is also provided.  The same information that the registrant provided in DuPage County, would also be available to the 9-1-1 call taker outside the DuPage County area when 9-1-1 is dialed.

To decide if the Smart911 service is right for you and your family, or to simply sign up, please view the links below:

Glendale Heights Emergency Communications Center now offers a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once you've signed up, first responders will be provided important information that will help them address your emergency. 

                                                                                                                                                        SIGN-UP FOR SERVICE HERE


                                                                                                                           ILLINOIS PREMISE ALERT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT FORM
                                                                                                                        Provided by (Du Comm) Du Page Public Safety Communications.
                                                                                                                            The dispatch agency for the Glenside Fire Protection District.

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                        

 


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