What is an ISO rating?

ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. ISO field representatives use the schedule when surveying a community's fire protection capability. The score that is determined from applying the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is translated into a public protection classification.

The current rating inside the city is a 2/9.  For more information on ISO ratings from the State Fire Marshal Office, please visit the State Fire Marshal Texas Department of Insurance Public Protection Classification (PPC) page. www.tdi.texas.gov/fire/fmppcfaq.html.

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1. How do I get information about a call / incident that the fire department responded to?
2. Where do I submit fire plans / fire alarm systems / fire sprinklers?
3. Who do I contact with a code enforcement / code compliance question?
4. What is the Fire Marshal's phone number / contact information?
5. Are there always firefighters at the fire station?
6. What kind of work schedule does a firefighter have?
7. What is a fire apparatus?
8. Why does a fire apparatus respond to auto accidents?
9. Why does a fire apparatus respond with an ambulance on medical calls?
10. Are all fire apparatus's staffed with medically trained personnel?
11. Why do I see fire trucks at the grocery store or at other stores?
12. What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
13. How many firefighters respond to an incident call?
14. How do I request a fire station tour or demonstration event?
15. What is an ISO rating?
16. What does it mean when my smoke alarm chirps?
17. How can I become a firefighter?
18. How can I become a EMT-Paramedic?
19. Is the San Marcos Fire Department hiring?