Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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Press Releases

Overland Park Receives #1 Rating

Sean Reilly, OP Communications Manager | Aug 05, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sean Reilly, Communications Manager, 785-251-2200

OP among best in nation; may reduce your cost of insurance

Overland Park, KS - Overland Park has received another top rating. 

The Insurance Services Office assigns a fire suppression rating of 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest. It has awarded Overland Park its top rating of 1. Previously, the city had a rating of 3.

"This top rating of our community is due in large part to our 
fire department. Overland Park is only one of two cities locally, and among 60 cities nationwide, to receive this recognition," saidOverland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach. "What this means is that our residents and businesses enjoy the best fire protection available.

"Further, this rating may help property owners reduce the cost of insurance premiums whether for a home or business," Gerlach said.

ISO's rating takes into consideration a community's fire department, water supply and emergency communications.

"It is nice to receive recognition for what our firefighters and community partners have collectively accomplished," said Fire Chief Bryan Dehner. "We owe a large part of our success to our partners including Johnson County Water One, the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center and our neighboring fire departments who assist us through the Johnson County Auto Aid Inter-local agreement," Dehner added.