The Hillsborough Fire District is excited to announce that the ISO Public Protection Classification for Hillsborough Township has significantly improved. ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers-including the largest ones-use PPC information as part of their decision making when deciding what business to write, coverage’s to offer or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance. The ISO survey and inspection reviewed numerous items within the Hillsborough fire district including apparatus and equipment, firefighter training, water supply availability, fire prevention office capabilities and emergency dispatch facilities. Hillsborough’s new Public Protection Classification improved from a 5/9 to 3/3Y. The PPC rating scale uses a 1 through 10 classification with a classification of 1 being the best. Chief Fire Marshal Christopher Weniger stated “We were able to significantly improve our classification through the hard work and dedication of our fire district leadership, firefighters and staff. This improved classification once again shows the fire district’s commitment to providing a high level of service to the community in a fiscally responsible manner. Our improved PPC should help to improve our community’s insurance premiums”. More information about the ISO PPC program can be found at www.isomitigation.com. Fire Safety and Fire District information can be found at www.hillsboroughfiresafety.com.