Improving the ISO Rating 1. Executive Development. Improving the ISO Rating for Clay County, Florida. Richard L. Knoff

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1 Improving the ISO Rating 1 Running head: IMPROVING THE ISO RATING Executive Development IMPROVING THE ISO RATING ARP Mar 2008 Improving the ISO Rating for Clay County, Florida Richard L. Knoff Clay County Fire Rescue, Green Cove Springs, Florida March 2008

2 Improving the ISO Rating 2 CERTIFICATION STATEMENT I hereby certify that this paper constitutes my own product, that where the language of others is set forth, quotation marks so indicate, and that appropriate credit is given where I have used the language, ideas, expressions, or writings of another. Signed:

3 Improving the ISO Rating 3 Abstract Clay County Fire Rescue did not know if attaining an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) Class 4 rating would benefit fire insurance rates. The purpose of the research was to identify what improvements could be made, what the cost would be, and would insurance rates be reduced. The descriptive method of research was used. Improvements were identified by cost. Questionnaires were sent to insurance agents to determine if the improvement to a Class 4 PPC would improve insurance rates. Taxpayers were surveyed to determine if they would support the cost for improvements. Insurance rates were not reduced. There was support for the fire department to improve the PPC. The cost for improvements was determined and recommended.

4 Improving the ISO Rating 4 Table of Contents Page Certification Statement 2 Abstract 3 Table of Contents 4 Introduction 5 Background and Significance 6 Literature Review 9 Procedures 16 Results 18 Discussion 28 Recommendations 32 References 36 Appendix A Insurance Agent Questionnaire 38 Appendix B Taxpayer Questionnaire 41 Appendix C ISO PPC Rating Groups 43 Appendix D Public Opinion Survey Response 44

5 Improving the ISO Rating 5 Improving the ISO Rating for Clay County, Florida Introduction The Insurance Services Office (ISO) provides the Public Protection Classification (PPC) ratings for fire departments across the United States. The PPC rating is used by the insurance industry to aid in determining insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. The fire service must have a clear understanding of the benefit to have the best attainable ISO PPC rating for their community. Over the past several years, some insurance companies have moved away from using the ISO PPC as a determining factor for the cost of insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. Other insurance companies have banded ISO Class ratings together therefore not offering any savings to the insured for a department that improves their ISO PPC rating within a certain band of rating classes. Fire chiefs use the ISO PPC for planning, fire station location, training, equipment and apparatus purchase, and water system needs. Chief Officers can use the ISO PPC rating evaluation as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of their department to provide fire protection to the community. Clay County Fire Rescue (CCFR) was evaluated for the first time as a county wide fire department for grading in The PPC score was 50.42% which equates to a Class 5 rating. The problem is that CCFR does not know if improving their current ISO PPC credit score from a five to a four will benefit the taxpayer s fire insurance rates in Clay County. The research purpose is to identify what improvements can be made to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 credit score and what the cost will be. The research will determine if improvements to a Class 4 credit rating will benefit the taxpayer s fire insurance rates in Clay County, Florida. The evaluative research method will be used to evaluate improvements to the ISO PPC rating

6 Improving the ISO Rating 6 score for Clay County and their associated cost. The research questions were: (a) What improvements can be made to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating? (b) What would the cost be for improvements to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating? (c) Will the improvement from a Class 5 to a Class 4 PPC benefit the taxpayer's fire insurance rates in Clay County? (d) Would the taxpayers support the additional cost for CCFR to improve the ISO PPC rating if it reduces their fire insurance rates? It is important to consider the view of the taxpayer anytime improvements are proposed that will expend additional dollars in the budget. Background and Significance ISO is the leading national organization that provides the insurance industry information about a fire department s ability to perform structural fire protection based on a specific schedule called the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). ISO identifies the grade as the PPC rating. The ISO assigns a rating on a scale of 1 to 10. A Class 1 rating would be given to a fire department that meets the highest standards established by ISO. A Class 10 rating would identify a fire department that does not meet the minimum requirements established by ISO. The grading is divided into three major areas. The first area is the fire alarm and communications system. This accounts for 10% of the total grade, which focuses on facilities to receive and dispatch emergency calls. The second area is the fire department and accounts for 50% of the total grade. The fire department area reviews number of engine companies, number of truck companies, distribution of fire stations, equipment carried on apparatus, pump capacity, reserve apparatus, department staffing, vbcnand training. The third area is the water system, which accounts for 40% of the overall grade. The water system is graded on the availability of the water system for fire suppression which includes the number of fire hydrants, size, inspection frequency, and

7 Improving the ISO Rating 7 condition. The water system is also evaluated as to delivery capabilities, back up capabilities, and water storage capabilities. In the past, the fire service has been uninformed about the grading process provided by ISO. Now, ISO has made great strides in providing education to the fire service about the grading system and how it works so the fire service can attain the best possible PPC rating for their community. The ISO provides a free FSRS booklet to fire service leaders and offers an online website for information to the fire service. ISO has established an active Community Outreach Program to help fire chief s determine when a new PPC survey is needed based on improvements made by the community for fire suppression. Clay County Fire Rescue was established in At that time, nine volunteer fire departments were consolidated into a county fire department. All ISO PPC surveys were based on the original volunteer fire districts through In 2003, an effort was made to have Clay County evaluated by ISO for the PPC as one fire district. The result of that survey completed, in July, 2004, was a PPC rating of Class 5/9. CCFR ranks among the top 22.7% of the country s fire departments that have a Class 5 or better PPC rating. This grade indicated that a Class 5 rating was established for areas in Clay County with fire hydrants and a Class 9 rating for areas without fire hydrants. The Class 5 rating applies to properties within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and within 5 miles of a fire station. Class 9 rated areas apply to properties beyond 1000 feet of a fire hydrant, but within 5 miles of a fire station. ISO generally assigns a Class 10 rating to properties beyond a 5 mile radius of a fire station. The areas without fire hydrants were the rural areas, which make up 48% of the geographical land area in Clay County. CCFR operates with over a 10 million dollar budget. Personnel costs account for 81% of the budget. CCFR operates out of

8 Improving the ISO Rating 8 eleven career fire stations supported by additional volunteers and one volunteer station which cover 597 square miles. In 2006, the department responded to 15,153 calls for emergency service according to a review of CCFR runs from the Florida Fire Incident Reporting System. CCFR provides advanced life support transport service, hazardous materials response and special operations rescue. CCFR provides service to a population of 176,384. CCFR provides apparatus and equipment to the town of Penney Farms and Orange Park. Each of these towns provides automatic aid to CCFR. All fire and emergency services are provided by CCFR 911 Communications dispatch center. The problem of CCFR not knowing if improving their current ISO PPC rating will benefit taxpayer s fire insurance rates in Clay County is linked to the Executive Development Executive Fire Officer Program course because it addresses the issue of service quality. The dimension of quality is Understanding the customer needs and wants is critical, and concentrating on giving them the best possible service is the goal (Department of Homeland Security, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, 2006, p.10-9). Fire departments can make improvements in many areas. Improvements in the area of the ISO PPC rating can yield quantifiable results that the public can see and benefit from. The ISO PPC affects both the residential and commercial property owner. Each of these groups of taxpayers can see results in a fire department s reduction in the ISO PPC rating if it reduces their annual insurance premium cost. This Applied Research Project is linked to the United States Fire Administration operational objectives which include to promote within communities a comprehensive, multi-hazard risk reduction plan lead by the fire service organization and to respond appropriately in a timely manner to emerging issues (Department of Homeland Security, United States Fire

9 Improving the ISO Rating 9 Administration, National Fire Academy, 2005, p. II-2). The emergent issue addressed in this research is the current status of changes by insurance carriers on whether local insurance agencies are still using ISO PPC as a tool to determine rates for residential and commercial properties. This research into the ISO PPC class rating improvement has never been undertaken for CCFR. In a society where the public demands fiscal responsibility from its emergency service leaders, it is important, as a fire service, to provide the most cost effective delivery of service to the community. Regardless of the recognition of the ISO PPC by insurance agencies, ISO provides grading criteria that when utilized, improves the delivery of fire protection to the community. Literature Review The process of outside agencies evaluating the fire service was established long before ISO was established. On July 4, 1866, in Portland, Maine, a firecracker went that ignited a wind driven blaze that left 10,000 people homeless. A meeting was held with insurance companies to pay for claims. This meeting founded the National Board of Fire Underwriters (NBFU) on July 18, This was the first effort to organize a group of professionals outside the fire service to address fire protection needs. The NBFU was a leader in promoting fire prevention and fire protection. In 1965, the NBFU merged with two other organizations to become the American Insurance Association. The name was later changed to the Insurance Services Office (Coleman, R. J., & Granito, J. A., 1988, pp ). ISO has classification details on more than 43,000 fire departments throughout the country (ISO, 2004). Volunteer records offered very little as to the history of the ISO ratings in Clay County. The ISO PPC ratings varied from a Class 6 to a Class

10 Improving the ISO Rating 10 9 over the past evaluations done through the 1990 s. Some areas were limited then as they are now by not having a water supply with a fire hydrant system in the fire district. The current ISO PPC rating scale has not changed in scoring over the past 30 years. According to ISO PPC Class 1 Communities (2008), there are currently fifty- four cities that are rated as a Class 1 fire department. Each Class is assigned a percentage of the total score as detailed below. Class % The Clay County, Florida Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Evaluation and Master Plan found that to achieve greatest credit for the ISO community fire protection rating, Clay County should plan for the addition of 14 engine companies and 12 truck companies. The plan also called for the addition of fourteen fire stations to house the new companies. The manpower recommended was 304 operational personnel for suppression and rescue services. There were 45 staff

11 Improving the ISO Rating 11 personnel needed to carry out department administration and support functions. A complete inventory of all apparatus should be performed to assure maximum point values for vehicle equipment during ISO evaluation (Best, J., Harchar, B., Kouwe, P., McNally, R., & Siegfried, T., 2006). These recommendations were part of the NFPA 1710 study for response and adequate deployment of career resources to an emergency funded by the Clay Board of County Commissioners. The ability to implement these additions is limited by the local political climate, budgetary resources, and legal limitations. This will indicate both limitations and opportunities for the fire department to improve the ISO PPC rating (Coleman, R. J., & Granito, J. A., 1988). Fire chiefs know that the FSRS may bring economic benefits to communities where the fire department can earn a better ISO PPC rating. The PPC programs encourages improvements and helps a fire department plan for, budget, and justify expenditures that reduce property damage from fires (Gage, 2004). The FSRS is designed to provide an objective evaluation of public fire protection that will have a significant influence on minimizing damages upon arrival of the fire department and controlling conflagrations. There is one insurance company that reviews total insurance costs for all hazards in a zip code area or other defined area to determine insurance premium cost (Cote, A.E. 2003). In some areas of Clay County there are residents that live farther than 5 miles from a fire station which ISO recognizes as PPC Class 10 which is equivalent to no fire protection provided. Although the addition of some fire stations may not reduce the ISO PPC rating, individual residents may be significantly affected by additional fire stations being constructed. (Gage, 2004) This would be in the case of a reduction from an ISO PPC Class 10 to a Class 9

12 Improving the ISO Rating 12 once the travel distance was less than 5 miles from a fire station. Not all capital expenditures equate to improvements in the grading schedule. Consultants offer improvements that are costly, but do not always result in improvements on the classification rating or expected saving to residents on fire insurance premiums. ISO is available to fire officials to help them with proposed changes and the impact those changes will have on the municipalities classification. It is best to verify any impact with ISO prior to making any large expenditure (Gage, 2001). Over the past 30 years, ISO PPC ratings have been gradually grouped together by various insurance companies. Originally, there was a cost savings to the property owner every time a fire department had an improvement in their PPC rating. Today, that is no longer the case. This is acknowledged by ISO in their Product Spotlight brochure on PPC. ISO (2002) found the following: When compared to commercial properties, dwelling properties generally require less water and equipment to suppress a fire. Therefore, insures group such properties by protection class to calculate property insurance premiums. For example, under ISO s homeowners program, one state s groupings may be PPC Classes 1 to 6, Classes 7 and 8, Class 9, and Class 10. Each grouping would have a different premium. The groupings vary from insurance company to insurance company. (p.2) In an interview with Ralph Roberts, ISO Senior Field Representative (personal communication, January 21, 2008), he explained that: Many insurance companies group ISO PPC ratings together. There will be a more significant difference in class rating savings for commercial properties than there

13 Improving the ISO Rating 13 will be for residential properties. One can not justify improvements necessary to advance from one PPC rating to another on an economic basis. The PPC is only one of several factors that determine insurance rates. Other factors are construction, occupancy, and statistical loss experience. In a paper presented by Kenneth J. Carl, P. E., (1976), Director, Public Protection Grading for ISO, he listed how insurance companies grouped PPC ratings. Commercial properties were each considered separately. Apartments and motels were grouped by PPC ratings 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9, and 10. Dwelling or residential properties were grouped by PPC ratings 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9, and 10. A fire department can justify the improvements as a means of reducing severe fire damage involving local business and industry. Failure of the fire department to prevent severe fire loss can mean the loss of jobs and adverse economic effects in the community. Some communities do not place a high priority on having a good fire department. The level of community fire protection is the responsibility of local officials in response to the needs and desires of the local citizens. (Carl, 1976) Class rated properties are properties that are similar in purpose or design. Individual insurance companies may group PPC into sets for premium pricing of a rated property. Typical sets of groups used by insurance companies are as follows: Insurance A Insurance B Insurance C Class 10 Class 10 Class 9-10 Class 9 Class 9 Class 1-8 Class 5-8 Class 6-8 Class 1-4 Class 1-5

14 Improving the ISO Rating 14 The PPC impact on residential insurance is significant when it goes below a Class 9. As a fire department improves through the protected classification numbers, there is not much, if any improvement on insurance premium reduction. Specific insurance rate reductions should be traced back to the insurance carrier for a specific property to determine if there will be a savings gained by an improvement in the PPC rating (Hickey, 2002). It was generally accepted that when a fire department improved the ISO PPC, that there would be a corresponding savings to the property owner in the community up until This type of estimation is no longer valid because of how the insurance companies have grouped classes together. However, business and industry do examine areas PPC during the process of evaluating sites for new business, product expansion, or relocation. (Hickey, 2002) Some commercial properties with the same level of risk are grouped together, such as drug stores and family dwellings. These properties are grouped together by insurers into PPC ratings of 1-6, 7-8, 9, and 10. The cost difference is so similar that the rate differences cannot be justified by the underwriters. Under these criteria, a homeowner would not receive a premium reduction once a fire department had a PPC Class 5 rating or better. The percentage reduction for commercial property insurance is calculated below by information provided by the National Fire Protection Association. City Class Change Percent of Premium Decrease Class 10 to Class 9 15 Class 9 to Class 8 9 Class 8 to Class 7 5 Class 7 to Class 6 5 Class 6 to Class 5 5 Class 5 to Class 4 5 Class 4 to Class 3 8 Class 3 to Class 2 3 Class 2 to Class 1 2

15 Improving the ISO Rating 15 Theoretically, each time the ISO PPC rating is reduced the insurance rates should drop in the commercial property field. Other factors that can be analyzed are fire loss to the insurance industry in a community, fire alarm systems, smoke control systems, and fire sprinkler systems that protect a property (Cote, A.E., 2003). Fire departments can improve their grade through the training area because this accounts for 9% of the overall grade. Training improvements can be made in three areas. The fire training facility can be used for regular scheduled single and multiple company drills which account for 3.15 of the 9%. Second, the company training that is typically held at fire stations accounts for 4.5% of the 9%. Third, the pre-fire planning inspections with dated recorded notes and sketches accounts for 1.35% out of 9% of the overall training credit (Hickey, 2002). D. Casey (personal communication, April 10, 1991) stated in a report to the Sunrise, Florida City Commission: The City Commission has been advised by us that a change from our present five to a three will not affect residential rates at all, (confirmed by agents for Prudential, State Farm and AllState) and will not affect commercial rates tremendously. We have asked for their assistance in the purchase of the necessary fire and communications equipment to correct those few areas of true deficiencies. Other items identified for Sunrise Fire Department included additional equipment added to the apparatus, computerized training records, pre- fire planning inspections, hydrant inspections, and hose and apparatus testing. ISO s PPC Program indicates that almost all United States insurance companies use PPC information for several different reasons. These reasons include writing new business; achieve reasonable concentration of

16 Improving the ISO Rating 16 property risks, review loss experience, and to price policies. It is difficult to generalize how an improvement or deterioration will affect individual policies since the insurance companies set the premiums they charge not ISO (ISO s PPC Program, 2008). Procedures A variety of methods were used to collect the data requires for this research. Information for improvements was collected utilizing formal grading criteria from ISO, interviews, and computer calculations of PPC credit scores. Cost of the improvements was gathered from the fire department data and equipment and apparatus vendors. Surveys were used to determine if the taxpayer s insurance rates would be affected. An opinion survey was used to gather data as to what taxpayers would support for improvements to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating. There were other areas that had room for improvement that were not included in this research. These areas are included in the discussion section of this paper for explanation purposes. The initial step was to review the last ISO PPC evaluation of CCFR that was completed on July 12, The field survey was done from December, 2003 to January, A copy of the Classification and Improvement Details was requested from ISO. Each of the three areas of evaluation were evaluated as to where credit could be improved that provided an operational improvement also. The three areas were receiving and handling alarms, fire department, and water supply. Questions were formulated regarding the negative divergence factor to gain a better understanding of how it is calculated. An interview was scheduled with the ISO Senior Field Representative that did the last survey for CCFR. The purpose was to determine with his assistance what improvements could be made that would result in getting the department to a Class 4 rating score. Specific

17 Improving the ISO Rating 17 questions were formulated regarding individual items researched for improvement prior to the interview. A copy of the FSRS was requested from ISO. The FSRS was used to identify the credit score for each of the improvements considered. Questions were presented on how the insurance companies utilize ISO PPC ratings for residential and commercial insurance rates. Utilizing the information gathered to improve the ISO PPC rating to a Class 4, a cost analysis was done to determine how much it would cost to implement the various improvements. The improvements were broken down into the grading criteria areas used by ISO. These areas were receiving and handling alarms, fire department, and water supply. Equipment and apparatus purchases were determined by current market cost for those items by vendors that the department uses. Additional fire stations were calculated on current construction costs and property acquisition. Although adding fire stations and all associated costs were calculated, it was not a cost benefit to consider for improving the ISO PPC rating based on call volume in those areas, and current financial situations in Clay County. A questionnaire was developed concerning the current ISO PPC rating grade for Clay County and how an improvement to that grade would affect the residential and commercial property owner in regards to fire insurance premiums. A copy of the questionnaire is included in Appendix A. I met with two local insurance agents to review the form for understanding and correct terminology. Changes were made based on their recommendations. The form was sent out to twenty-eight insurance agents that were found in the telephone directory yellow pages for home and business insurance. A personal phone call was made to each insurance agent to request the information. The

18 Improving the ISO Rating 18 purpose of the questionnaire was to identify the cost difference for various residential and commercial valued properties. The insurance agents were asked their professional opinion as to whether reducing 1 class rating would have any significant savings to property owners. A follow up letter was sent to each agent that had not responded to the initial request. The responses were limited to eight out of the twenty-eight that were sent out. Three agents responded that they only provide vehicle insurance now. The limitations of the research were because of the lack of respondent agents with useable data. A public opinion survey was designed to determine if taxpayers would support the additional cost for CCFR to improve the ISO PPC rating if it reduced fire insurance rates. A copy of the public opinion survey is included in Appendix B. The current population of Clay County is 176,384. Four hundred surveys were sent out in four different geographical areas of the county. Members of the area fire stations helped solicit the public to fill out the surveys at area food stores. The areas canvassed were Keystone Heights and Middleburg which are both rural areas. Suburban areas canvassed were Fleming Island and Doctors Inlet areas. Firefighters were briefed to answer any questions the public had about the current ISO PPC grade. Results The results are broken down into the four areas of research. The areas of improvements to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating, cost for improvements, benefit to making the improvements, and perception of the citizens regarding additional cost to make the improvements.

19 Improving the ISO Rating 19 After reviewing the Classification and Improvement Details, several observations were made regarding the data provided by ISO. The score for receiving and handling alarms was 6.45% out of a possible 10%. The relative classification for receiving and handling alarms was a Class 4. The score for fire department was 21.37% out of a possible 50%. The relative classification for the fire department was a Class 6. The score for water supply was out of a possible 40%. The relative classification for water supply was Class 3. A divergence factor was calculated to reflect a difference in the relative credits for fire department and water supply. The divergence factor was -5.51%. In order to improve the ISO PPC to a Class 4, the greatest area for improvement was identified in the fire department grading because the stand alone grade for the fire department was a Class 6. In addition, by improving the fire department score, the divergence factor would be reduced, there by increasing the overall score. The other two graded areas were reviewed to see if any graded items had potential for improvement. The receiving and handling alarms section was evaluated and there were two areas that were possible to improve. Credit for telephone service was 1.72% out of a possible 2%. For maximum credit (2%), two additional incoming telephone lines reserved for emergency calls must be provided. Credit for operators was 1.68% out of a possible 3%. By adding an additional operator, the credit for operators would increase to 2.43%. The overall credit for receiving and handling alarms would increase from 6.45% to 7.48%. The credit for engine companies (Item 513) was 5.83 out of a possible 10%. The engine company credit can be improved by fully equipping the existing 16 engine companies and having records of the last three annual pump tests. Currently there are fifteen engine companies in service. Engine 202 was taken out of service for trade in on a new engine

20 Improving the ISO Rating 20 that is due for delivery in August. In order to maintain the existing grade, a volunteer engine company would have to replace Engine 202. The equipment lacking on all engine companies were a solid bore 2.5 nozzle, a combination 2.5 nozzle, and a burst hose jacket. The burst hose jacket may be substituted with an additional hose clamp (ISO, FSRS Equivalency List, 2008). The full inventory of engine company equipment and pump test records will improve the credit for engine companies to 6.40%. The credit for reserve engine companies was.53% out of a possible 1%. This grade is based on the requirement to need four reserve engine companies for the sixteen engine companies that are in service. There were deficiencies due to insufficient equipment, insufficient pump test records, and only three reserve companies at the time of the grading. There are now three reserve engines and the training engine that can be used as a reserve engine company. The equipment that would have to be bought to fully equip the reserve engine companies would be a solid bore 2.5 nozzle, a combination 2.5 nozzle, and an additional hose clamp. Adequate pump test records would have to be maintained for the last three pump tests over the past three years. The full inventory of four reserve engine company equipment and pump test records will improve the credit for reserve engine companies to 59%. Credit for company personnel (Item 571) is 5.03% out of a possible 15%, which is based on minimum staffing of two personnel on each engine company and rescue unit. An increase of on duty personnel by one person will increase credit by 0.12% and an increase of volunteer personnel by one person will increase credit by 0.04%. The total at the time of the evaluation was thirty-nine personnel. Poor records of volunteer firefighter attendance at structure fires prohibited full credit for their staffing levels and station duty time. By union contract, all engine companies will be staffed at four

21 Improving the ISO Rating 21 personnel next year. That will bring the fire department minimum staffing level to three personnel per Engine Company, which will bring the total staffing level to forty-eight personnel. A plan has been implemented to have every volunteer firefighter ride a minimum of sixteen hours per month on an engine company and keep accurate records of station duty time and call response. Increasing the staffing level per shift will improve the company personnel credit to 6.84% according to Ralph Roberts, ISO Senior Field Representative (personal communication, January 21, 2008). Additional personnel were added after the last evaluation that affected part of the credit increase also. Credit for training (Item 581) was 2.52% out of a possible 9%. The training area demonstrates the largest area for improvement. Steps are under way to designate seven acres of county owned property to be used as a training center. The training center is anticipated to be in operation in two years. A training Lt. position has been added to the Training Division. Improvements suggested by ISO include pre-fire planning all commercial, industrial, institutional, and other similar type buildings twice a year. Records should include up to date notes and sketches. The fire department did not have a directive for engine company personnel to complete pre-plans in their district. A plan has been put in place to complete pre-plans annually in each district. Records were not centralized and credit was reduced for incomplete records for training. With the addition of a more proactive Training Division and a new Fire Chief, additional training has been scheduled for all personnel and training records have been centralized. ISO evaluates training in nine areas. The first is facilities and aids along with credit for use of the facilities by single and multiple companies during the day and night. Credit is calculated for company training, officer training, driver and operator training, new driver and operator training, hazardous

22 Improving the ISO Rating 22 materials training, recruit training, and pre-fire planning inspections. New classes for all officers have been scheduled. The water supply credit for inspection and condition of hydrants (item 631) was 0.60% out of a possible 3%. Clay County did not have an inspection program for fire hydrants. To receive maximum credit the fire department must provide documentation of fire hydrant inspection twice a year and hydrants must be in good condition. By using engine company personnel, a hydrant inspection program could be implemented once a year to attain 80% credit. No hydrant deficiencies were noted on the last evaluation. Clay County has several different water utility providers including Clay Utility, Jacksonville Electric Authority, the City of Green Cove Springs, Clay County School Board, and St. Johns Apartments. The water utility companies would perform one hydrant inspection and the fire department performs one inspection alternately every six months to receive maximum credit. Since this would require the agreement of several parties, additional research would have to be done to evaluate the feasibility of this method. Completed annual fire hydrant inspections and maintaining accurate records would increase the credit for hydrant inspection to 2.4%. The increased fire department credit would be 28.49% and the water supply credit would be 30.51%. To calculate the new divergence credit, the formula used by ISO is the fire department credit times 80% minus the water supply credit times 50% equals the divergence credit. The new divergence credit is -3.86%. A summary of credited items is listed below to attain the ISO PPC Class 4 rating. Clay County Fire Rescue ISO Credit Improvements Item Description Actual Proposed Improvement

23 Improving the ISO Rating Telephone service 1.72% 2.0% 0.28% 422 Dispatch operators 1.68% 2.43% 0.75% 513 Engine companies 5.83% 6.4% 0.57% 523 Reserve pumpers 0.83% 0.59% 0.06% 571 Company personnel 5.03% 6.84% 1.81% 581 Training 2.52% 7.2% 4.68% 631 Fire hydrant inspection 0.6% 2.4% 1.8% Divergence -5.51% -3.56% 1.95% Total credit change 11.9% The receiving and handling alarms would be 7.48%, the fire department would be 28.49%, and the water supply would be 29.91%. The divergence factor would be reduced to -3.56%. The improvements when added into the overall section grade would total 62.32%, which would equate to an ISO PPC Class 4. The costs for making improvements to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating are referenced to the item numbers as outlined in the PPC Results for Clay County Fire Department dated July 12, These item numbers correspond to the ISO Fire Suppression Schedule. The 911 incoming telephone lines have been increased to ten and are in current operation. Item 414 credits for telephone service now will receive maximum credit without any further cost. The cost to improve item 422, credit for operators, by adding one dispatcher position would be $95,359. This would be the cost of wages and benefits for three additional dispatchers.

24 Improving the ISO Rating 24 Cost to add insufficient equipment to sixteen engine companies would be $24,272 to change item 513. The cost to put back in service another volunteer engine company would be insignificant based on the department putting a pumper in service for that purpose from the surplus engines when the three new engines arrive in the summer of This cost is based on purchasing sixteen 2.5 solid bore nozzles at $717 each for a total cost is $11,472. The cost for purchasing sixteen 2.5 combination nozzles at $500 each for a total cost is $8,000. The cost for purchasing sixteen 3 hose clamps at $140 each for a total cost is $2,240. There is no cost involved in correcting the insufficient pump test records. A standard operating procedure is in place to ensure fire pumps are tested annually and records kept. The cost to improve item 523, credit for reserve pumpers would be $4,868. This is based on adding a 2.5 solid bore and 2.5 combination nozzle to each of the four reserve pumpers. The 3 hose clamps are available at logistics from the out of service Green Cove Springs pumpers. There is no cost to keep the current pump test records on file for the reserve pumpers. The cost to add additional personnel to four man engine companies is $309,825 for item 561. The cost is $27,540 with an additional 25% for benefits for a total of $34,425 per firefighter. There would need to be an additional nine firefighters to bring the duty crew strength to 48 personnel per shift. It is expected that the additional personnel will be in place next fiscal year. The cost associated with improvements to item 581 for training would be absorbed in administrative operations and primarily deals with record keeping and scheduling training. Improvements have been made in central training record keeping, weekend multi company drills, and the addition of a training Lieutenant position. A monthly training schedule has been established for training topics at the engine company officer

25 Improving the ISO Rating 25 level. Sixteen hours for officer development have been added by the new fire chief in All the training improvements necessary would be done on duty and not cost any additional money. The cost to improve item 631 for hydrant testing would be absorbed in existing on duty salaries. Hydrant testing would be done by on duty company personnel once a year. The total cost for improvements is $431,764 to improve the CCFR ISO PPC rating to Class 4. The purchase of needed equipment for the engine companies would be a one time cost of $26,580. The remaining cost of $405,184 would be reoccurring for salaries and benefits for personnel. Of the twenty- eight questionnaires that were sent out to insurance agents in Clay County, eight were returned. Three of the surveys were deemed unusable because the agent no longer sold property insurance. The State Farm agent verbally responded that they did not use ISO PPC for determining policy rates. State Farm Insurance uses zip codes which apply to various rates based on a schedule from their home office. The agent did not know what factors were used to determine that, other than saying that they did not use the ISO PPC rating system. Of the remaining five respondents, two agents only sold residential insurance. The remaining three agents sold both residential and commercial property insurance. Five out of six agents responded that a change in the ISO PPC from a Class 5 to a Class 4 would not result in a significant savings to a Clay County homeowner or business owner. The results indicate, that from the insurance agents that responded, only one agency indicated a 5-6% decrease in insurance premiums for a residential property when the ISO PPC was changes from a Class 5 to a Class 4. No agent showed any change in commercial property insurance rates when the ISO PPC changed

26 Improving the ISO Rating 26 from a Class 5 to a Class 4. There was a significant savings noted for both commercial and residential properties when the ISO PPC improved to a Class 3 from a Class 5. The annual cost for insurance for a $150,000 brick home was $850 using the ISO PPC Class 5 rating. The annual cost for insurance for the same home using the ISO PPC Class 3 rating was $700 which is a cost saving of 18%. The same home valued at $150,000 made of wood frame construction would have a 16% cost savings from a Class 5 ($900) to a Class 3 ($800) rating. Each agent submitted different grouping plans for the ISO PPC ratings for both residential and commercial properties (see Appendix C). The conclusion from the results is that there is not any cost benefit to the homeowners or commercial property owners for the reduction from an ISO PPC Class 5 to a Class 4 rating in Clay County, Florida. The public opinion survey was used to determine if the Clay County taxpayers would support the additional cost for CCFR to improve the ISO PPC rating if it reduced the fire insurance rates. Two hundred sixty two surveys were returned from the fire stations (see Appendix D). Forty-four residents or 20% were business owners that were surveyed. The survey results proved that the public was in favor of improving the PPC rating to reduce the annual insurance premium cost. Results indicated that 93% of the public were in favor of the fire department improving their PPC rating to reduce the annual insurance premium cost. The public surveyed, supported additional funding for CCFR to improve the PPC rating if it was a one-time cost or a reoccurring cost. The one time purchase of equipment or communications equipment was agreed to by 88% of the taxpayers surveyed. The reoccurring cost for manpower or additional fire stations was supported by 83% of the taxpayers surveyed. No actual cost per taxpayer was put into the survey. The

27 Improving the ISO Rating 27 conclusion from the surveys that were done in several major communities in Clay County was that the public supported the expansion of the fire department if the process resulted in a cost savings to the taxpayer for insurance premiums. The improvements identified to improve CCFR to a PPC 4 rating were identified using the ISO FSRS, the ISO Classification Details and Improvement Statements for Clay County, Florida for the survey dated December, 2003, and the interview with Ralph Roberts, ISO Senior Field Representative dated January 21, The improvements were chosen by the improvements that would also benefit the operational response capability of CCFR. The cost of making improvements to attain an ISO PPC Class 4 rating would be $434,320. The budget cost increase in future years would be an additional $405,154. The results from the insurance agency surveys in Clay County did not support the original hypothesis that an improvement of the ISO PPC to a Class 4 rating would result in significant savings to the residential and commercial property owners of Clay County, Florida. The results indicated there would be a change on residential home insurance according to only one insurance carrier. The commercial property owner would not see any change. The taxpayers surveyed supported the efforts of the fire department to improve the ISO PPC rating as long as they could see a benefit in the reduction of their insurance premiums. The survey did not address the opinion of the taxpayer if the improvements were made and the insurance premiums were not reduced. Not all insurance carriers would provide a reduction in insurance premiums even if the ISO PPC rating was improved to a Class 3. Discussion

28 Improving the ISO Rating 28 The results of what improvements can be made to improve the ISO PPC to a Class 4 rating cover several items of the FSRS. Each item was reviewed to ensure that improvements resulted in gains for the operational aspect of the department for fire suppression and readiness. This process follows the PPC program which encourages improvements that help a fire department plan for, budget, and justify expenditures that reduce property damage from fire (Gage, 2004). Most fire departments are limited by their budget as to the level of services they provide to the community. The results of improving the training credit from 2.52% to 7.2% was the largest percentage gain in the overall credit items. The training credit had the most opportunity for improvement due to lack of records and deficient training schedules. Training is one of the most important tasks that the fire department does to ensure their readiness to perform fire suppression activities. It is said that how firefighters train is how they perform on the fire ground. It is reasonable for the community to expect the fire department to be ready to save lives and property when called. The fire department is expected to succeed using accepted practices and current technology. Training is the key to meeting that expectation. The large credit increase in training followed the literature review where Hickey (2002) stated: Fire department training accounts for 9% of an entire city s Grading ; this is nearly 1/10 of the total score or nearly the equivalent of 1 Class on a scale of 1 to 10. In many grading evaluations, a fire department administration that focuses on a policy of expanding an existing training program can significantly increase the credit earned under this item.

29 Improving the ISO Rating 29 Several deficient areas listed in the personal communication by D. Casey for the Sunrise Fire Department were identical for CCFR. These areas included insufficient equipment carried on apparatus, training records, pre-fire planning inspections, hydrant inspections, and apparatus pump tests. Generally, many fire departments could be found to have these same deficiencies. The reason in part is due to a lack of understanding the ISO grading criteria and what the benefits of maintaining the lowest possible PPC for the community. The public opinion survey showed that if the fire department can lower the ISO PPC rating and save the taxpayer money on their insurance premium, then they would favor additional funding to accomplish that goal. The economic benefit of a lower PPC is dependant on the PPC rating attained, type of property insured, building construction, and what insurance company provides the coverage for the property. Due to the financial state of Clay County government and the political climate to reduce taxes in the State of Florida, the recommendations of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Evaluation and Master Plan to add 14 additional engine companies, 304 operational personnel, and 45 staff personnel was not considered a viable option for improvement at this time. The literature discussed any capital expenditures should be reviewed by ISO for the impact on the grading evaluation. During an interview with Ralph Roberts, Senior Field Representative for ISO on January 21, 2008, he stated For maximum credit on the FSRS, CCFR would need nine additional engine companies. This is based on the method of operation and the size of the area served. The county would benefit from the addition of the engine companies if they could afford the large cost. Mr. Roberts s interview statements agreed with the results that showed the grouping vary from insurance company to insurance company (see Appendix C). There is expected to be a $600,000 to

30 Improving the ISO Rating 30 $850,000 budget cut next fiscal year due to the passing of Amendment 1 in the State of Florida. The amendment directed local governments to reduce property taxes immediately. Any effort to launch a campaign to expend large amounts of money for improvements would not be well received by the taxpayers. The effect of adding engine companies and manpower would improve credit for distribution, but since many areas of Clay County are rural, there are no fire hydrants to provide a water supply. Without a water supply, the PPC grade is a Class 9. The report recommendation to assure maximum credit for apparatus equipment inventory was an effective means to receive credit (Best, J., Harchar, B., Kouwe, P., McNally, R., & Siegfried, T., 2006). The cost for improvements could not be compared to any literature review because each community provides different levels of fire protection based on community support, funding, and fire department leadership. The level of fire protection is a reflection of the fire chief s vision of what a fire department should be to the community. Dependent on the existing PPC rating, some communities may have to invest very little to attain a better rating. CCFR needed to improve by 9.58% to achieve the next PPC rating which is almost a whole PPC rating increase. Many of the improvements would be able to be accomplished at no additional costs. Improvements, such as the additional 911 emergency lines, have already been installed. The largest percentage points for improvement were in training, which required no cost to make the improvements. Cost to build additional stations was not considered due to cost. The cost to acquire property, construct the building, and provide staff and equipment for one fire station would be $3,325,115. The additional dispatcher position is needed to reduce current overtime and help manage the call volume of over 12,000 calls for service per year. The additional

31 Improving the ISO Rating 31 equipment for fire engines is needed for commercial fire suppression. The additional personnel are required to meet the current Union contract. Overall, the additional cost associated with the improvements is planned expenditures that will have a dual benefit to CCFR. These findings agreed with the fact that the PPC programs encourage improvements that help a fire department plan for, budget, and justify expenditures that reduce property damage from fires (Gage, 2004). The results of the insurance agent survey were not what were expected. The results did not support the original hypothesis. No insurance company provided data that showed any cost savings to residential or commercial property policyholders if CCFR improved the ISO PPC rating from a Class5 to a Class 4 (see Appendix C). This was because of the banding or grouping of PPC rating classes as demonstrated by the results of the insurance companies surveyed in Clay County. Dependent of what insurance company a taxpayer used, the cost savings could be realized if the CCFR PPC was reduced to a Class 3 rating. The data collected from the insurance agents was supported by the literature review that found according to the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook that some properties especially residential are grouped into PPC sets as Class 1 to 6, Classes 7 and 8, Class 9 and Class 10 (NFPA, 2003). The ISO Product Spotlight brochure on PPC matched the groupings identified by the NFPA; however no insurance agent surveyed used that grouping schedule (ISO, 2002). State Farm Insurance Company used the method mentioned where the zip code was used as the classification for insurance premiums based on all hazards and losses in that area covered by the zip code. The findings in Appendix C contradict the NFPA text that stated A residential home owner would not receive a premium reduction if a given city improved to a Class 5 or better (Cote, A.E., 2003). No data was collected

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