ISO 1 Rating Accreditation

What is ISO?

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rates a fire department's response to fires on a 1 (best) to 10 (no fire protection) scale. The insurance industry uses the ratings to determine insurance premiums for properties in a community. The City of Sioux Falls’ Class 1 rating places it in the top 25 percent of over 48,000 rated fire departments in the United States. 

How Accreditation Benefits The City

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (SFFR) is committed to protecting the people and property of our community from hazards and emergencies through education, risk reduction, and emergency response.”  

That mission prompted the department to seek accreditation, first granted in 2003, by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).  

Accreditation considers community safety from fires and other dangers, how well the department is doing its job, and how it can get better.

Community Risk Assessment