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Press release for our recent ISO report

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  • Press release for our recent ISO report

    Hi all,

    My volunteer fire dept went through an ISO audit earlier this year and we just got our report back. Our ISO rating (or class) stayed the same since the last time we were audited. (I suppose it's always good news if your class doesn't get worse.) Anyhow, we are thinking about writing a press release / Facebook post to let the public know. Just wondering if anyone here has thoughts and recommendations about doing this. Anyone ever do something similar? Did you get any feedback? Any positive results in sharing this info? Thanks!


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    Great idea.

    I'd suggest going over the various categories used for determining the rating, perhaps with a brief explanation of how you meet those requirements, in layman's terms. This can help the public appreciate the amount of unheralded effort your firefighters put forth (it's not all RLAS stuff), as well as providing a basis for expenditures necessary to maintain and replace the equipment involved.

    Which is basically what 5555 said....

    Have your best wordsmith put it together, and make sure that a white hat (and/or an administrator) is available for further interviews.

    You might even consider including quotes from the chief, city/town/village government, and perhaps even an insurance agent, if the rating benefits your residents in that way.


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