For Immediate Release:
December 30, 2020

Norman Fire Department’s Latest Achievement Provides Better Protection for Residents


OKLAHOMA CITY The Norman Fire Department has achieved the highest Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO). The ISO rates over 50,000 fire departments in the United States. Less than 1% of them have a Class 1 rating, making the Norman Fire Department one of only 388 preeminent ISO rated fire departments in the nation.

“This is a great achievement for the Norman Fire Department and great news for the Norman community,” Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready said. “This superior rating means a fire department is better equipped to respond to fires. I appreciate the Norman Fire Department’s dedication and commitment to making their community a safer place to live.”

“This award demonstrates the hard work and dedication of the Fire Department and the community’s investment in protection and risk reduction efforts for the safety of their citizens and businesses,” said ISO Field Coordinator Lois Spinn.

Commissioner Mulready also said the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) offers consulting and educational resources for fire departments and communities interested in improving their PPC rating and mitigating fire risk.

“Here at OID, we have the expertise and experience in risk reduction to assist Oklahoma’s fire departments and communities in their efforts to maximize their PPC evaluations as a no-cost information resource,” said Spinn.

In Oklahoma, there are over 740 fire departments, but only five have earned the Class 1 rating. Norman now joins Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Lawton, Tulsa and Broken Arrow in the Class 1 rating. This top rating may help residents and businesses save on insurance premiums gradually. The new rating takes effect on March 1, 2021. For more information on community risk reduction, please contact Lois Spinn at

If you have questions about other insurance issues, please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit our website at