Public Protection Classification (PPC) is the countrywide classification system used by the Insurance Services Office, also known as ISO Mitigation, to grade a community’s local fire protection. This grade is then used to set property insurance rates. The public fire protection of a city, town, or area is graded using ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule to develop the community’s classification.
Excellent ISO Rating Means Superior Fire Protection and Reduced Insurance Rates
Lake Travis Fire Rescue is recognized as an ISO Class 2 Department in the Cities of Bee Cave, The Hills, and Lakeway. Most unincorporated Travis County areas are in an ISO Class 3, these areas include River Place, Steiner Ranch, Comanche Trail, Marshall Ford, Mansfield Dam, Hudson Bend, Apache Shores, and Cardinal Hills.
The Insurance Safety Office (ISO) rating Is used by Insurance companies to define the risk factors of your property. It includes items like the distance from the house to the nearest fire hydrant or fire station. The farther away you are, the higher the rate and class rating may be.
ISO collects information on fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). It then assigns a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 1 O. Class 1 represents exemplary public protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire-suppression program doesn’t meet ISO’s minimum criteria. The rating is based on the fire district’s ability to receive, respond to and mitigate fires (60%) while assessing the hydrant and water supply capabilities of your local water provider (40%). It is possible in some developing areas outside of municipalities will have a class rating of 8b, 9, or 10. The higher rating may be a result of either the lack of fire hydrants within 1000′ of a home: the distance from a recognized fire station beyond five road miles, or both.
Some insurance companies choose not to use ISO ratings In favor of using Subzone Rating Factor System. In these cases, homeowners will need to work with their insurance provider to obtain “subzone” ratings. The District can assist with providing information to an insurance company choosing to use subzone ratings in lieu of a specific ISO Class rating.
If you need additional information, you can request information based on address. This will result in a $50 fee. Contact email@example.com.
Who is the responding Fire Department?
- Lake Travis Fire Rescue – Travis County ESD #6
Does the Fire Department have career or volunteer firefighters?
How many tankers and/or pumpers are first to respond to a fire and what are the number of gallons to first respond?
- Primary Response – 2 Engines, 1 Quint (2,000 Gal total)
- Full Response – 4 engines, 2 Quints (4,000 Gal total)
Does the fire department have a mutual aid contract or an automatic aid contract with area fire departments?
- Automatic Aid
Does the fire station have a shuttle service for water supply?
- Yes, Auto-Aid does
What is the rate per minute the fire department pumper will pump water?
- 1500 GPM per Engine
- 2000 GPM Quint
Does the fire department use foam?
- Yes, and Compressed Air Foam (CAFs)
Does the fire department bring holding tanks?
Where are the Fire Station Locations?
- Fire Station 601, 15516 General Williamson Drive, Austin, Texas 78734, services the majority of shoreline property of Lake Travis, residential areas including Hudson Bend, Apache Shores, Vineyard Bay, Costa Bella, Lake Wind, and Cardinal Hills areas.
- Fire Station 602, 1211 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway, Texas 78734, services the Lake Travis shoreline, City of Lakeway, and The Hills of Lakeway.
- Fire Station 603, 13333 Highway 71 West, Bee Cave, Texas 78738, services the City of Bee Cave, Lake Pointe, and Uplands.
- Fire Station 604, 5939 Comanche Trail, Austin, Texas 78732, services Steiner Ranch, Comanche Trail, and Marshall Ford areas.
- Fire Station 605, 3048 Steiner Ranch Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78732, services the Steiner Ranch and Quinlan Park areas.
- Fire Station 606, 17304 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin, Texas 78738, services Rocky Creek, Belvedere, Deer Creek and other Hamilton Pool Road developments.