2015-10-30 / Front Page

Head of the class



Celebrating a scheduled Feb. 1, 2016, upgrade in the Insurance Services Office rating for the South Portland Fire Department to Class 1, making it one of the Top 100 fire departments in the United States, are, from left, Brian Cousino, Jason Swinbourne, Chief Kevin Guimond, Matt Cox, City Manager Jim Gailey, Capt. Edward Flynn, Blakeslee Davis, Deputy Chief Miles Haskell, David Barrett, Lt. Mike Mallory, Richard Lee, Deputy Chief Lou Cavallaro, Mahlon Hansen, ISO representative Paul Levesque, and Alfred Carter. The new rating is based on a comprehensive analysis by ISO of the departments' fire suppression capabilities and other community risk factors. Many insurance underwriters use ISO's Public Protection Classification Program when setting prices for commercial and residential insurance premiums, and it is expected the rating will lead to lower rates citywide. "This ISO designation is truly an honor for the department," Guimond said. (Courtesy photo) Celebrating a scheduled Feb. 1, 2016, upgrade in the Insurance Services Office rating for the South Portland Fire Department to Class 1, making it one of the Top 100 fire departments in the United States, are, from left, Brian Cousino, Jason Swinbourne, Chief Kevin Guimond, Matt Cox, City Manager Jim Gailey, Capt. Edward Flynn, Blakeslee Davis, Deputy Chief Miles Haskell, David Barrett, Lt. Mike Mallory, Richard Lee, Deputy Chief Lou Cavallaro, Mahlon Hansen, ISO representative Paul Levesque, and Alfred Carter. The new rating is based on a comprehensive analysis by ISO of the departments' fire suppression capabilities and other community risk factors. Many insurance underwriters use ISO's Public Protection Classification Program when setting prices for commercial and residential insurance premiums, and it is expected the rating will lead to lower rates citywide. "This ISO designation is truly an honor for the department," Guimond said. (Courtesy photo)

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