LFD retains fire protection rating

An independent rating service has again awarded one of the highest ratings to Logansport.

ISO, which awarded the city a “4” Public Protection Classification rating on a scale of 1 to 10 in 2014, repeated that same rating for the department. The rating is done every four years.

Only 216 or 22 percent of the 986 Indiana fire departments rated scored a 4 or higher, with only one department receiving a 1 rating. Nationwide, 6,994 fire departments or 29 percent score a 4 or higher through the rating service.

Mayor Dave Kitchell credited the departments current chief, Bernie Mittica, and former chief, Mark Strong, as well as the remainder of the department for the ratings.

“We’re fortunate to have highly-skilled, highly-trained people working on our behalf around the clock,” the mayor said. “Chief Mittica has already begun working on ways the rating can be improved in 2022.”

The rating is used by insurance companies to determine property insurance rates. The PPC program is designed to improve fire protection and lower insurance rates.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell