TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | K-HITS CHICAGO

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COM Arlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Arlington Heights Fire Department Regains ISO 1 Rating

Thu October 13 2016 8:01 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=80544
 Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

The Arlington Heights Fire Department has received the Insurance Services Office (ISO) top rating of Class 1 under the leadership of Fire Chief Ken Koeppen. ISO is the insurance industry’s leading source of information about property/casualty risk. In general, fire insurance premiums are lower for communities with top ISO ratings. However, several insurance companies, including State Farm, have stopped purchasing ISO data to calculate premiums.

The ISO Class 1 rating has been achieved by less than 200 of 47,000 fire departments nationwide, 1/3 of 1%.

“Obviously we are thrilled to receive this very prestigious rating,” said Fire Chief Ken Koeppen. “Our firefighters are dedicated, well-trained and committed to being the best. This recognition is very important to them.”

In addition to evaluating the Fire Department’s training, apparatus, and response capabilities, ISO also assesses water supply, dispatch operations and fire prevention programs. “Receiving the ISO 1 rating is one more mark of excellence in Arlington Heights – a great community that prides itself on providing premier services to our residents,” said Mayor Thomas W. Hayes.

iso_presentation
Pictured from left are Fire Chief Kenneth Koeppen, Deputy Chiefs Bernie Lyons and Pete Ahlman, along with Village Manager Randall Recklaus, who received the ISO 1 designation on October 5, 2016 at the Fire Department Headquarters.

The Fire Department’s ISO Class 1 rating is a reflection of the Village of Arlington Heights’ commitment to provide the best possible public safety services to its residents and businesses. “We are very fortunate in Arlington Heights. Our Village Board has always supported our commitment to excellence,” said Chief Koeppen. “Our Public Works Department provides us with one of the best water supply systems in the area, our Building Department has an excellent fire inspection program, our Human Resources Department works hard to provide us with the best and brightest candidates, and we receive remarkable support from our citizens. The ISO Class 1 rating is an achievement the whole Village should be proud of.”

ISO’s assessment of Northwest Central Dispatch System’s capabilities also contributed to the Class 1 rating. NWCDS provides emergency dispatching services for the Village from its award-winning, state-of-the-art communications center that is considered one of the best in the nation.

The Arlington Heights Fire Department first obtained the ISO 1 rating in 1997 under the leadership of Fire Chief Bruce Rodewald, who worked hard to modernize the fleet of fire department vehicles, and modernize other categories of the fire department. However, Arlington Heights Fire Department was dropped to ISO 2 in 2010 under the leadership of Fire Chief Glenn Ericksen — probably by issues outside reasonable control. The exact ratings system is guarded by the Insurance Services Office, but in 2010 former Village Manager Bill Dixon told the Daily Herald that Arlington Heights would have had to add a fifth fire station and at least 24 firefighters to maintain the ISO 1 rating. The concern was possibly related to the response time to the west side of Arlington Heights near Arlington International Racecourse. However, Arlington Heights then had, and currently has, a solid mutual aid agreement with Rolling Meadows Fire Department, which has a fire station less than 2 miles from Arlington International Racecourse. In some areas in western Arlington Heights, the nearest Rolling Meadows fire station is less than one mile to nearby Arlington Heights neighborhoods. As in 2010, first due fire response needs are met by Rolling Meadows Fire Department in those western neighborhoods. In exchange, Arlington Heights Fire Department responds to areas in southeast Rolling Meadows near Golf Road and New Wilke Road.

The ISO Class 1 rating is a confirmation of the Arlington Heights Fire Department’s dedication to its mission to protect lives and property, and to its motto, “Committed to Excellence.”

See also …
Daily Herald Arlington Heights loses top fire rating




Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …


Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Tags: ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
CNN Arlington Heights  FOXNEWS  BREITBART.COM  cbs2chicago  NBC 5 Chicago  abc7chicago   WGNTV      WGNRADIO720  NEWSRADIO 78  CHICAGO BREAKING NEW  Daily Herald Arlington Heights  Chicago Tribune   Seed Newsvine
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
Arl Hts Weather | NEXRAD | FULL SCREEN RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 82.2F, Overcast - 6:05 PM CDT Aug. 21
    Temperature: 82.2°F | Humidity: 72% | Pressure: 30.00in (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 1.6mph
  • Tuesday as of Aug. 21 3:01 PM CDT
    Tuesday - Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 80. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming northwest in the afternoon.
  • Tonight as of Aug. 21 3:01 PM CDT
    Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows from around 70 outlying areas to the mid 70s in the city. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
  • Tuesday Night as of Aug. 21 3:01 PM CDT
    Tuesday Night - Clear. Lows from the low to mid 50s outlying areas to the lower 60s downtown. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

US & WORLD NEWS

Top News Video …

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

digital-lifestyle.com

TMZ Plus …

RSS OBITUARIES