Improved ISO Rating Announcement
It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement that we, members of the Department of Public Safety announce the notification from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) that the City of North Augusta has obtained a new Public Protection Classification (PPC).
North Augusta Public Safety is one of 917 fire departments across the country to achieve a Class 2/2x rating. Understanding what this rating means, ISO rates fire departments based on many things like coverage area, training and equipment. The lower the rating the better a department meets their requirements and the protection needs in their community.
In 2008, some areas in the City’s fire coverage suffered from a high ISO rating simply because a fire station was not in close proximity to a subdivision. With the recent completion of North Augusta’s Sub-Station #3, that area has now been reclassified at a 2 ISO rating, like the rest of North Augusta’s fire coverage.