The Fire Marshal’s Role in Property Development
The Fire Marshal’s Office works in cooperation with building and permit services, public works and planning to ensure property development and new construction is in accordance with applicable codes and standards. Fire department interest in development begins at the time of the Land Use Application submittal initiating the site development and continues through the Building Plan Review process and construction and maintenance for the life of the building.
Site Development Requirements
Insurance Rating and Fire Hydrant Information
ISO (Insurance Services Office) collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). They then assign a Public Protection Classification (PPC) from 1 to 10 to the community. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area has no fire protection.
The rating system provides an objective, standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. The PPC program provides the opportunity for reductions in insurance rates for communities that are able to address the deficiencies noted during the rating process. Find the ISO rating, nearest fire station and fire hydrant for your property.