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ISO Public Protection Classification

Effective July 1, 2022, the Cimarron Hills Fire Department has earned a Class 2 Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). 

Cimarron Hills joins the 5% of agencies across the Country with a PPC of 2 or above, validating that fire protection, water service, and communications are among the best for the citizens we serve.  This is a tremendous accomplishment as we celebrate 50 years of service to the citizens and business owners of Cimarron Hills.

ISO incorporates nationally recognized standards in their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) which is used to assign a PPC rating.  The community's fire protection system is measured in the following areas:

  • Emergency Communications
  • Water Supply
  • Fire Department (including operational considerations)
  • Community Risk Reduction (fire prevention, public fire safety education, and fire investigation)

After evalution, a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10 is assigned.  Class 1 generally represents superior fire protection, and Class 10 indicates the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO's minimium criteria. (1)

This change in classification will result in decreased property insurance premiums for many home and business owners within the District.  Owners are encouraged to contact their insurance company after July 1, 2022 to ensure they have the updated PPC rating on file.  

[1] How the Program Works | PPC | Verisk's Community Hazard Mitigation Services (

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