Grading

Grading Information


Grading & Recognition

To help establish appropriate fire insurance rates for residential and commercial properties, insurance companies need reliable, up-to-date information about a community's fire-protection services..

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The Grading Schedule

Research conducted by the Investigation and Loss Bureau and the Canadian Fire Underwriters Association’ was utilized to develop the original "Standard Schedule for Grading Cities and Towns with Reference to their Fire Defenses"..

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Public Fire Protection Classification

The Public Fire Protection Classification is expressed on a 1 to 10 scale. Commercial Lines property underwriters and risk managers will more easily recognize these classifications as "town grades"..

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Dwelling Protection Classification

The Dwelling Protection Grade™ program provides important, up-to-date information about municipal fire-protection services throughout the country..

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Superior Tanker Shuttle Service

Alternative water supplies include water supplies other than those that are defined as pressurized, municipal-type water supply systems. Generally speaking fire fighting operations are dependent on water and/or other extinguishing agents to succeed..

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Outreach Program

Fire Underwriters Survey’s Community Outreach Program helps communities communicate changes to their fire defenses that may affect their Public Fire Protection Classification™ and Dwelling Protection Grade.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions and their answers.

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