The Green Bay Metro Fire Department was recently notified by Insurance Service Office (ISO) that we have been upgraded to a Class 1 Community. Green Bay is the first city in the State of Wisconsin to achieve this rating and one of only 132 in the US that are rated Class 1. There are 48,855 fire departments in the United States that are graded by ISO and this places the Green Bay Metro Fire Department in the top .3%. Classifications range from 1, representing superior property fire protection, to Class 10 which indicates that the community does not meet the ISO’s lowest criteria.
ISO evaluates a community’s fire protection services. This includes things such as; fire department staffing, fire prevention activities, training, water supply, and communications. A community’s ISO rating assists insurance companies in setting their premium rates. Generally speaking, a community with a Class 1 rating will have much lower property insurance premiums than a Class 5 community.