What is Fort Walton’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating?

Fort Walton’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating is a 3. Traditionally, the insurance industry utilizes a fire protection ISO rating as one of the factors they use in determining commercial and residential fire insurance rates for consumers. The rating surveys a variety of factors including water supply infrastructure, types and maintenance of protection equipment, firefighting staffing and training, station locations, dispatching systems, etc. Fire departments are then assigned an ISO rating, beginning with the highest of 1 through the lowest of 10. ISO 3 is an excellent rating that saves our citizens money on insurance costs.

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1. What can I do to help 9-1-1 and Public Safety?
2. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to fire or emergency medical calls?
3. What is Fort Walton’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating?
4. What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic?
5. When should I call 9-1-1?
6. Who is the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department (FWBFD)?
7. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building?
8. Why do so many fire trucks respond to simple incidents?
9. Why do the emergency vehicles run with lights and sirens, and then just turn them off?
10. Why does a fire engine show up when I call for a medical emergency?