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Lockhart Fire Rescue received a split Class Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 3/3X on April 1, 2016. This puts Lockhart Fire Rescue in the top 20% of all Texas ISO rated fire departments.
Insurance Services Office (ISO) is an independent company that analyzes the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in communities. A Public Protection Classification (PPC) number is determined based on the analysis, and insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for homeowner and commercial fire insurance. With a split Class 3/3X all properties located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and within 5 road miles of a staffed fire station will use Class 3. All properties located further than 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and within 5 road miles of fire station will use Class 3X. Assuming all other factors are equal, the price of fire insurance is, in general, lower in communities with a good PPC than in those with a poor PPC. Public Protection Classification numbers range from 1 to 10. The highest rating a fire suppression program can receive is a Class 1. Programs with a Class 10 rating do not meet the ISO’s minimum criteria. Large commercial building may be evaluated separately and receive an individual PPC rating. ISO Letter
Criteria for the ISO PPC program includes incorporating nationally recognized standards developed by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The fire department accounts for 50%, water supply 40%, and emergency communications 10% of overall grade. The grading criteria includes;
Needed Fire Flows, which are representative building locations used to determine the theoretical amount of water necessary for fire suppression.
Emergency Communications, including emergency reporting, telecommunications, and dispatching systems.
Fire Department, including equipment, staffing, training, geographical distribution of fire companies, operational considerations, and community risk reduction.
Water Supply, including inspection and flow testing of fire hydrants, alternative water supply operations, and a careful evaluation of the amount of available water compared with the amount needed to suppress fires up to 3,500 gallons per minute (gpm).
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
P.O. Box 239
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-3461
Fax: (512) 398-5103
Open Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(512) 398-3461 City Hall
(512) 376-9469 Municipal Court
(512) 398-6452 Public Works
(512) 398-4401 Police Department
(512) 398-2321 Fire Department
(512) 398-3223 Public Library
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Lew White, Mayor
Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Pro-Tem
Brad Westmoreland, Council Member At-Large
Juan Mendoza, Council Member District 1
John Castillo, Council Member District 2
Kara McGregor, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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