GIS Supports Fire ISO Accreditation

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About every ten years a Fire Department conducts a review of their
services in order to increase their chances of getting a better
Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating; the better a rating the
Fire Department receives, the more money a commercial property will save
on their fire insurance. In order to prepare for this evaluation, The
Village of Morton Grove Fire Department is using all the techniques they
can find to boost their chances of a better overall rating. A
technology aid that was not around the last time they conducted an ISO
evaluation was the Geographic Information System or better known as GIS.

Although GIS is not the only contributor to this in-depth
evaluation process, it definitely allows the Fire Department to take
advantage of their in-house GIS staff to prepare maps and data at a
lower cost. These maps and data outputs will supply the ISO reviewer
with the information that they need in order to accurately judge the
type of services the Morton Grove Fire Department supplies and should in
help in all efforts to better the village’s ISO rating. In addition,
should any other questions arise during the review process; the GIS will
be a great place to start when trying to gather quick and accurate
information; thus proving the usefulness of the Geographic Information
System’s ability to help when needed and better yet, save people some
money.

GIS Supports Fire ISO Accreditation

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About every ten years a Fire Department conducts a review of their
services in order to increase their chances of getting a better
Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating; the better a rating the
Fire Department receives, the more money a commercial property will save
on their fire insurance. In order to prepare for this evaluation, The
Village of Morton Grove Fire Department is using all the techniques they
can find to boost their chances of a better overall rating. A
technology aid that was not around the last time they conducted an ISO
evaluation was the Geographic Information System or better known as GIS.

Although GIS is not the only contributor to this in-depth
evaluation process, it definitely allows the Fire Department to take
advantage of their in-house GIS staff to prepare maps and data at a
lower cost. These maps and data outputs will supply the ISO reviewer
with the information that they need in order to accurately judge the
type of services the Morton Grove Fire Department supplies and should in
help in all efforts to better the village’s ISO rating. In addition,
should any other questions arise during the review process; the GIS will
be a great place to start when trying to gather quick and accurate
information; thus proving the usefulness of the Geographic Information
System’s ability to help when needed and better yet, save people some
money.