MAMARONECK, N.Y. The Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department (VOMFD) maintained its strong fire protection rating, which effects resident's fire insurance premiums, said Fire Chief Chris Szymonowski during his year-end report to the board of trustees Monday.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rates fire departments on a scale of one-to-10, with Class 1 indicating superior property protection and Class 10 indicating that the area's fire suppression program doesn't meet ISO standards.
"I'm happy to announce the village kept its ISO level of three, which is extremely good for an all-volunteer fire department," Szymonowski said.
ISO evaluates a department's fire suppression capabilities by evaluating its dispatching system, training, staffing, water supply, quality of equipment and other data.
The Larchmont Fire Department is also a Class 3-rated department. The Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department's (TOMFD) rating increased this year from Class 3 to Class 2. Brendan Collins, TOMFD fire chief, attributes their improved rating, in part, to two new fire trucks and high-volume of dispatches.
"We are very pleased with the improved rating," Collins said in a statement to the town board. "The department has made a concerted effort to improve and maintain its equipment and training over the years."
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