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The ISO rating of the Independence Fire Department is a 2.




ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). We then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

By classifying communities' ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.

ISO has extensive information on more than 47,000 fire-response jurisdictions.

Firefighters communicate with 911 dispatchers through a radio system and when calls are canceled, the sirens are then allowed to be disengaged. Then firefighters return to their stations or assignment in process at the time they were dispatched.

This job functions of fire department personnel and services are a tax-funded service.

Evacuate the house and call 911.

No. We cannot endorse a company or individual, but we can suggest you web search or look in the metropolitan phone book yellow pages under Fire Extinguishers or Fire Protection Equipment and Supplies for assistance. Your local department or hardware store usually carries these items.

No. For disposal of household chemicals such as paint, used oil, gas, pesticides and cleaners, please contact:

Household Hazardous Waste Center of Kansas City Missouri

Phone: (816) 784-2080

Disposals are by appointment Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


We recommend a UL tested and approved CO detector, and smoke detectors with a 10 year battery.

A citizen or company is allowed two (2) false alarms a year at no cost, and a charge of $25.00 each after that.


Every business is inspected once a year to maintain a fire safe environment and administer fire prevention.

No. Some businesses may require a more detailed inspection.

If the fire inspector has discovered a violation, he or she discusses the violation with you and what needs to take place to correct it. The fire inspector then gives you a period to correct it before a re-inspection is done.

Firefighters work a 24-hour shift starting at 6:30 a.m. Most of them cook a meal for the entire station and need to go to the store to purchase food. The firefighters are still available for emergency services while shopping. It is healthier than eating fast food all day. The City and Union promote healthy firefighters.

The fire lane is for Fire/Police/EMS only. There could be a medical emergency or a police matter that would require the use of the fire lane. If you park in the fire lane, it prevents the aforementioned personnel from doing their job to the best of their ability.

The firefighters are still available for emergency calls and need to get back to their truck quickly if they get an alarm.