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1 W ASHINGTON S URVEYING AND R ATING B UREAU W ASHINGTON S URVEYING AND R ATING B UREAU

2 We set Protection Class (PC) Gradings A numerical classification of 1 through 10 representing the fire protection capabilities in the community Allows fair and consistent insurance pricing Used by most insurance carriers PC Grading Schedule being updated W HAT W E D O W HAT W E D O

3 Community Protection Class – What We Evaluate Current New 1.Water Supplies: 39% 35% 2.Fire Department: 39% 40% 3.Emergency Communications: 9% 9% 4.Fire Safety Control: 13% 16% G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

4 Water Supplies - Current 1.Adequacy of Supply Works 2.Reliability of Source Supply 3.Reliability of Pumping Capacity 4.Reliability of Power Supply 5.Condition, Arrangement, Operation, and Reliability of System 6.Adequacy of Mains 7.Reliability of Mains 8.Installation of Mains 9.Arrangement of Distribution System 10.Additional Factors and Conditions 11.Distribution of Hydrants 12.Hydrants – Size, Type and Installation 13.Hydrants – Inspection and Condition 14.Miscellaneous Factors and Conditions G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

5 Water Supplies - New 1. Adequacy of Water Supply 2. Distribution of Hydrants 3. Hydrants – Size, Type and Installation 4. Hydrants – Inspection and Condition 5. Arrangement, Operation, and Maintenance of Water System G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

6 Fire Department – Current & New 1.Pumpers 2.Ladder Trucks/ Ladder Service 3.Distribution of Companies and Type of Apparatus 4.Pumper Capacity 5.Maintenance and Condition of Apparatus 6.Number of Officers 7. Department Staffing 8. Engine and Ladder Company Unit Staffing G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

7 Fire Department – Current & New 9. Master and Stream Devices 10. Equipment for Pumpers and Ladder Trucks 11. Hose 12. Condition of Hose 13. Training 14. Response to Alarms 15. Fire Operations 16. Special Protection 17. Miscellaneous Factors and Conditions G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

8 Emergency Communications - Current 1.Communication Center 2.Communication Center Equipment 3.Fire Department Communication Equipment 4.Fire Alarm Operators G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

9 Emergency Communications - New 1.Communication Center 2.Communication Center Equipment 3.Fire Alarm Operators G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

10 Fire Safety Control - Current 1.Fire Inspections and Conditions 2.Supplemental Fire Prevention Activities 3.Building Code Enforcement G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

11 Fire Safety Control - New 1.Fire Code Enforcement a.Fire Marshal b.Fire Plan Review c.Permit Inspections d.Inspection of Existing Buildings 2.Public Education 3.Fire Investigations 4.Building Code Enforcement G RADING T OPICS G RADING T OPICS

12 New Protection Class Schedule 1.File with WA OIC 2.Start using in June 1, Education Seminar: WFC Annual Conference Yakima, WA Tuesday May 21 st, 8 am to noon Next Steps Next Steps

13 Contact Information Name: Robert Ferrell Phone: WSRB (9772) Fax: WFAX (9329) Direct Phone: Customer Service: Web access: W HAT C AN W E H ELP Y OU W ITH ? W HAT C AN W E H ELP Y OU W ITH ?


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