The Insurance Service Office (ISO), issues ratings to fire departments throughout the country for the effectiveness of their fire protection services and equipment. The ISO rating is a numerical grading system and it is one of the elements used by the insurance industry to develop insurance rates. ISO gathers information on fire protection services and assigns a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number from 1 to 10. A PPC of Class 1 is superior fire protection and a Class 10 rating is unprotected.
The Shasta County Fire Department has obtained a split class rating of 5 / 8B.
The PPC rating is comprised of three components: dispatching capabilities, water supply, and fire department personnel and equipment. The SCFD has a Class 5 rating in areas that are serviced by a creditable water system and within 5 road miles of a fire station. The Class 8B rating applies to areas within 5 road miles of a fire station but that are not serviced by a creditable municipal water system.
For additional information on ISO ratings, please refer to the ISO website at http://www.iso.com
***NOTE*** Do not contact SCFD for ISO information. That is the responsibility of your insurance agent. This includes: ISO ratings, closest fire hydrant, closest fire station, response times, staffing levels, water flow, etc. If you are an insurance agent you need to contact ISO for any of the above listed information. ISO can be reached at 1 800 444-4554 or http://www.isomitigation.com/