Outreach Program

What is the 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™.

Under the program, communities are periodically requested to complete a Community Outreach Questionnaire and provide updated maps of the fire protection area served as well as hydrant locations. Upon receiving the completed questionnaire, a FUS surveyor will be in contact to confirm the applicable Fire Insurance Grades (additional information or a more comprehensive field survey of the community may be requested).

Examples of significant changes include land annexations or changes in the boundaries of a fire district, large developments (comparative to the size of community), new or closed fire stations, water-system improvements, or changes in the way the community receives and handles fire alarms. Although such changes may not increase or decrease the final classification, they may change which properties receive the benefit of the classification.

In scheduling surveys, FUS depends primarily on the information acquired through the Community Outreach Program.

Outreach Program - Form Downloads


Apparatus Age Extension Form (AX4) Request extension of credit for apparatus Download
Fire Protection Survey - Community update Form (CU4) Update basic fire department details Download
Fire Protection Survey - Risk Assessment Form (RA4) Update risk assessment details Download
Fire Station Form (FS4) Update individual fire hall details Download
Water Supply Form (WS4) Update basic water supply details Download
Dry Hydrant Recognition Form Form to have your dry hydrants recognized Download
Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Re-Accreditation Form Request STSS re-accreditation at 5 year intervals Download
Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation Protocol & Test Form Protocol & Test Form for completing STSS accreditation Download

Submit forms to your FUS Regional Processing Center