Murrieta’s improved ISO ratings lead to savings for businesses and residents

The city of Murrieta recently announced its improved Insurance Services Office’s rating, moving up from a Class 4 to a Class 3 on the group’s Public Protection Classification Scale. For most, it appears that the ratings reflect only how well a fire department performs its job, but an improved Public Protection Classification, also referred to as an ISO rating, can actually save businesses and residents money in insurance premiums. “ISO ratings are a reflection of your department’s ability to prevent and suppress fires,” Murrieta Fire & Rescue Chief David Lantzer said. “It’s another measuring stick, not as comprehensive as accreditation, but a measuring stick that is still specific to your department’s suppression and prevention capabilities. It’s something for the
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