FFD was involved in many activities during the Memorial Day Weekend. The Department provided support to the Robert Kevin Car Show on Saturday at the Freeland Public Park. Also on Saturday the utility responded to a child stuck in a bicycle wheel in the 300 block of Centre St. FPD arrived first on scene and advised the situation was mitigated. Of course the Pub Run returned on Sunday and again had a great turnout. Monday brought us to the real reason of the day, the Honoring of those who gave the utilimate sacrifice for their country. FFD members participated in the program at American Legion Post Home 473 and as is our tradition, marched in the parade. At the program our past Captain and current PSP Corporal Matt Wysocky presented the main address. Also we congratulate Joanne Korol who was bestowed the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award and Joe Denion who was recognized as Outstanding Legionnaire. As an added treat junior firefighter Kaitlyn Kokinda was celebrating her birthday today so a cake was made available after the parade for all to enjoy.
Freeland Fire Department ISO Class 3
ISO is an acronym for Insurance Service Organization.
ISO rates fire departments on a scale of 1 through 10.
10 being the worst level of fire protection,and with 1 being the best.
ISO then publishes this rating to insurance carriers.
Many insurance companies use the ISO scale in determining rates for homeowner’s insurance.
As a matter of reference, out of 2,392 fire departments in Pennsylvania, only 155 are rated as Class 3. Also, only 16 departments are rated higher than 3.
Communities are rated from 1 -10 with one being the best and 10 allowing for no credit for fire service.
Statistical data on insurance losses bear out the relationship between excellent fire protection and low fire losses. By classifying a community’s ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire protection services.
The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.
The Freeland Fire Department is committed to saving lives and property by training firefighters, providing proper equipment, and an adequate supply of water provided by the Freeland Municipal Authority..
Members of the FFD and the FMA are understandably proud that their hard work has paid off.