(August 22, 2018) On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Frisco City Council recognized the Frisco Fire Department for two major achievements-CFAI (Commission on Fire Accreditation International) accredited agency status and ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 1.
Out of the 27,000 fire departments in the United States, Frisco Fire Department is now 1 of only 63 departments nationwide to be recognized as both an Accredited Agency by CFAI and obtaining a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating ISO.
The CFAI accreditation process is a voluntary self-assessment tool intended to provide continuous quality improvement to fire departments and enhance the service delivery within their communities. The CFAI accreditation process evaluated every aspect of the Frisco Fire Department, from how fast firefighters respond to calls to how often we inspect businesses. Each component is then evaluated by an external peer team, who provides input and recommendations prior to becoming an accredited agency. Frisco Fire Department is the 250th agency in the United States to be accredited.
The Class 1 rating is the highest rating a department can obtain through ISO. Frisco Fire Department remains 1 of 52 departments in Texas and 1 of 305 departments in the United States to obtain a Class 1 rating. ISO evaluated the Frisco Fire Department, as well as water supply through Public Works and the Emergency Communications Center, or “Dispatch,” in order to calculate the PPC rating. Insurance companies utilize PPC information to establish insurance premiums. A Class 1 ISO rating can help home owners and business obtain insurance at a lower cost. Representatives from the State Fire Marshal’s Office were in attendance to present Frisco Fire Department the Class 1 ISO rating.