Wylie Fire Rescue is ranked ISO-1, the highest Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office. This PPC rating is used to measure the quality and effectiveness of fire protection in a community. Wylie has held this top rating consistently since 2003.
Wylie is one of only 56 municipalities out of 48,960 departments nationwide to receive this top rating; this places Wylie in the top .116 percent of all agencies in the U.S. Out of 2,555 fire departments in the State of Texas, only 13 departments received the Class 1 rating, placing Wylie in the top .54 percent (one-half of 1 percent) of all Texas fire departments.
ISO collects reliable, up-to-date information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. The program directly affects the community, as many insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance. Insurance companies may offer lower premiums in communities with better protection, or a Class 1 rating.
The evaluation for this rating consists of three areas: fire department (staffing, equipment, training, and emergency response capabilities), water supply, and receiving and handling of 9-1-1 calls. The ISO evaluation of the fire department accounts for 50 percent of the rating; water supply counts for 40, and the communication and 9-1-1 system accounts for the final 10.
For more information on Texas PPC classifications, go to the Texas Department of Insurance website.
Click to review the ISO City of Wylie, Rockwall/Collin/Dallas County, Texas letter.
For those not within the city limits, the PPC rating for most residents in Wylie's ETJ is a nine (9). Click to review the ISO Wylie OPA, Rockwall/Collin/Dallas County letter.