Glenside Fire Protection District
Receives High Marks with Improved Insurance Rating
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.