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ISO Class 3 Rating

The MFD is an ISO Class 3 department as rated by the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).  The Class 3 Rating places the Mundelein Fire Department in the top 2% of fire departments in the State of Illinois. The FSRS incorporates nationally accepted standards developed by such organizations as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO), and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). When those organizations update their standards, the ISO evaluation changes as well, allowing the PPC program to provide a useful benchmark that helps fire departments and other public officials measure the effectiveness of their efforts — and plan for improvements.

The program provides an objective, country-wide standard that helps fire departments plan and budget for facilities, equipment, and training. Additionally, by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the Public Protection Classification PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.