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Leander Fire Among Highest-Ranked Departments in America

(Credit: Leander Fire Department)

The Leander Fire Department has received the second highest Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Service Office. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) establishes appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties through the Public Protection Classification (PPC) program. The score is tabulated based on a variety of things including emergency communications, water supply, training and risk reduction.

Leander Fire earned a score of 87.98 and a classification of 2. Only 1.1 percent of all fire departments across the U.S. have received a 2 classification or higher while only 4 percent of fire departments in Texas have earned a score in those categories.

Leander Fire has consistently improved their PPC classification from a 6 in 1999, to a 3 in 2012 and a 2 effective January 1, 2018.

Depending on the insurance company, the improved score could mean as much as a $60.00 savings per year on a Leander homeowner’s premium and $400.00 per year for a commercial business.

Leander Fire is continuing to push for the top classification rating with plans to upgrade their phone system, build two more fire stations by 2020, acquire more fleet and hire more staff.

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