ISO Rating

Alamo Heights Fire Department Receives
Unprecedented Class 1ISO Rating





The Alamo Heights Fire Department was recognized by Mr. Hugh Gibson, Manager, ISO Community Mitigation Hazard, on July 24th at the Alamo Heights City Council meeting announcing the Fire Department has achieved a 1 (one) ISO classification community. The designation entails of an evaluation of communications infrastructure, fire mitigation geographics, the ability of the Fire Department to launch an effective initial attack on first alarm, water supply, and community risk reduction. The Alamo Heights Fire Department joins the elite classification of ISO#1 with approximately 90 other departments in the state, out of 2855, and 474 out of 38,492 nationwide.  The Alamo Heights Fire Department received an ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) score of 99.84 out of 105.5. 

Fire Chief Michael Gdovin thanked the firefighters, Dispatcher Supervisor Colleen Ferruzzi, Public Works Director Pat Sullivan and Utilities Superintendent Mark McGinnis whom worked diligently and dedicated on public safety.   Deputy Fire Chiefs John Massey and Allen Ottmers were instrumental in obtaining data and ensuring fire department operations would lead to such a high score.