The Seward Fire Department is proud to announce the City of Seward has completed its Public Protection Classification (PPC) evaluation by Insurance Services Office, Inc. and effective February 1, 2020, the City of Seward will have a PPC of Class 3/3Y. The split score reflects SMIC. Seward has improved from a rating of Class 4/4Y from our 2014 evaluation by increasing its overall score by 5.41 points. The ISO Schedule develops a PPC number on a relative scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the very best and 10 representing less than minimum recognized fire protection. The Seward Fire Department is one of only 11 registered departments (out of 232) in the entire State of Alaska with an ISO Classification of 3 or lower. There are only two communities in Alaska with a Class 1 rating.