Accreditation and ISO

Insurance Service Rating

The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is a manual containing the criteria ISO uses in reviewing the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. The schedule measures the major elements of a community’s fire protection system and develops a numerical grading called a Public Protection Classification (PPC™).

High Point Fire Department was awarded a Public Protection Classification Insurance Service Office Class 1 rating in 2014. 
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High Point Fire Department is currently in the process of working with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) to obtain accreditation. This is an ongoing adoption of a model that will enable HPFD to work towards continual self-improvement in every aspect of the Department. 

A community risk analysis, standard of cover analysis, an internal self-assessment and continued growth are the key components to the accreditation model. Being peer reviewed and checked by the Commissioners, accreditation is a detailed evaluation of the Department, assures the public that the services provided are appropriate and to a high level of standing, identifies and creates a system to develop strategies and plans for growth, and documentation of policies and procedures for the entire Department.