The Insurance Services Officer (ISO) reviews and assigns more than a hundred points for use in a grading scale for fire departments. The points are compiled into 32 subcategories and 4 main sections: Emergency Communications, Fire Services, Water Systems, and Community Risk Reduction. This grade directly affects local taxes for the fire department and the lower our score, the lower our taxes.
In November of 2020, due to an exemplary job by our volunteers, ISO evaluated our community’s fire protection services by conducting an on-site survey and issued a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 4 for our department. MVFR is one of only 120 fire departments within the State of Alabama with a Class 4 rating.