ISO ratings for Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Richland, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter counties - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

ISO ratings for Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Richland, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter counties

(Columbia) Feb. 15, 2007 - Insurance Services Offices (ISO) is a private company that generates Public Protection Classifications (PPC's), which are the ratings referred to.

The ratings apply to communities as districts, not necessarily fire departments.

A grade of one (1) is the best (maximum fire protection in the area near a strong water supply, with a well equipped and staffed fire department), ten (10) is the worst (no minimum recognized fire protection in area or the location is more than five road miles from the nearest protection base).

Some districts are graded from 1-9. The ones graded out of 9 are actually variable scores (essentially split grades) that mean the following: 4/9 means the district in general rates as a 4, but there are still some residences that aren't within five miles of a fire station and 1,000 feet of a hydrant.

Richland

  • Arcadia Lakes - 1
  • Blythewood - 4
  • Columbia - 2
  • Eastover - 4
  • Forest Acres - 2
  • Fort Jackson - 5
  • Irmo - 4
  • McEntire Air National Guard Base - 5
  • Richland County Fire Protection Service - 4

Insurance Companies refer to Richland County Fire Service for residences in Congaree, Gadsden, Hopkins, Pontiac and White Rock.

Lexington

  • Batesburg Leesville - 4/9
  • Cayce - 5
  • Chapin - 5
  • Chapin Area Fire Service - 6
  • Irmo - 4
  • Lexington - 5
  • Lexington County FD - 7
  • Swansea - 6/9
  • West Columbia - 4

Insurance Companies refer to Lexington Co. Fire Department for residences in Gaston, Gilbert, Pelion, Pine Ridge, Red Bank, South Congaree, Springdale and Summit.

Orangeburg County

  • Orangeburg - 4
  • Bowman - 5
  • Neeses - 7

Kershaw County

  • Camden - 4
  • Lugoff - 5
  • Elgin - 7
  • Elgin FD - 7/8
  • Cassatt - 8

Fairfield County

  • Winnsboro - 3
  • Buffalo Mt. Pisgah FD - 9
  • Blair FD - 9/10

Calhoun County

  • Saint Matthews - 5
  • Belleville FD - 7/10
  • Cameron - 6

Sumter County

  • Within Sumter City Limits - 2
  • Outside Sumter City Limits - 6
  • More than Five-Miles from nearest Fire Service - 10
  • Shaw Air Force Base - 5

Newberry County

  • Bush River FD - 9/9
  • Chappells FD - 9/10
  • Consolidated 5 FD - 7/10

Lee County

  • Bishopville - 4
  • Lee County - 6/9

Clarendon County

  • Manning - 4
  • Summerton - 5
  • Turbeville - 6

Ratings courtesy: ISO

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