I am pleased to announce that The Brewster Fire Department was recently awarded with an improved structure fire suppression rating by the Insurance Service Offices (ISO). Reducing the community rating was one of the main goals identified in our five-year strategic plan published in early 2012 and available on this website for your review. We are excited to have reached this very important objective and I wish to personally thank the Board of Selectmen, community stakeholders including the Brewster Water Department, our regional fire service partners, and most importantly the dedicated members of our organization for their continued development and delivery of professional Fire and EMS services to our customers.[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”] Please take a minute to read the letter below on how Brewster residents and business owners may personally benefit from this improved rating.[/pullquote]
TO: Town of Brewster Resident/Business Owner
RE: Brewster Fire Department Public Protection Classification Upgrade
The Town of Brewster Fire Department was recently evaluated by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) which reviews several key components of a fire departments operation including dispatch services, staffing, apparatus, training, and water supply capabilities. Most insurance companies utilize this information to develop and set commercial and residential fire insurance rates.
We are pleased to report that the Brewster Fire Department received an upgraded Public Protection Classification moving from a Class 4 to a Class 3 which makes the Brewster Fire Department one of a few combination fire departments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to achieve this rating.
Feel free to provide a copy of this information to your insurance company who will then make a determination as to whether a reduction in your commercial or residential fire insurance rate is warranted based on this upgraded rating.
Yours in Service,
Chief of Department