Insurance Ratings

Public Protection Classification – PPC

  • The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) utilizes a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) in reviewing a community’s firefighting capabilities.
  • A numerical grading called Public Protection Classification (PPC) reflects variables such as water sources, automatic aid agreements, personnel, dispatch operations, distance to responding fire stations, and other information.
  • This information helps insurance companies assess homeowners policies regarding fire protection.

The Bracken Fire Department will respond to the appropriate emergencies with:

  • Command Vehicle
  • 1500 gpm Engine carrying 1000 gallons of water with a Class A (CAFS) foam system
  • 1250 gpm Engine carrying 1000 gallons of water with a Class A (CAFS) foam system
  • 1000 gpm Engine carrying 750 gallons of water
  • 1000 gpm Tender carrying 2000 gallons of water with a Class A foam system and 3 quick dumps
  • 400 gpm Tender carrying 1500 gallons of water and 1 quick dump
  • 250 gpm Brush Trucks carrying 400 gallons of water with Class A foam systems
  • 250 gpm Brush Truck carrying 700 gallons of water with Class A foam system
  • Rescue Truck with 16 gallon CAFS
  • Support/Utility Truck

All structure fire responses will have Bracken FD and the two closest fire departments respond for Mutual/Automatic Aid. Other departments will be dispatched as needed.

We are a combination paid/volunteer department, we are staffed 24/7 with 4 paid firefighters on duty. M-F from 7-5, we have 2 additional paid firefighters on duty.

Response times will be 6 to 15 minutes depending on how far you live from the Bracken Fire Station.

Insurance Services Organization Public Protection Classification for the Bracken FD response area is a split class of 4/8b.

With a split class, all property located within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and within 5 road miles of a fire station will use Class 4.

All property located farther than 1000 feet of a fire hydrant, and within five road miles of a fire station, will use Class 8b.

All other locations within our response area should be a Class 9.