ISO Information

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects and evaluates information from communities in the United Sates on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed under their Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number from 1-10 is assigned to the community. ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators, and others by providing information about risk.

How FSRS Works

The FSRS lists a large number of items (facilities and practices) that a community should have to fight fires effectively. The schedule is performance based and assigns credit points for each item. Using the credit points and various formulas, ISO calculates a total score on a scale of 0 to 105.5.

PPC Program Criteria

The PPC Program evaluates communities based on the following criteria:

  • Needed Fire Flow - Representative building locations used to determine the theoretical amount of water necessary for fire suppression purposes.
  • Receiving and Handling Fire Alarms - Telephone systems, telephone lines, staffing, and dispatching systems. (10% of total classification)
  • Fire Department - Equipment, staffing, training, and geographic distribution of fire companies. (50% of total classification)
  • Water Supply - Condition and maintenance of hydrants, alternative water supply operations, and an evaluation of the amount of available water compared to the amount needed to suppress fires up to 3,500 gpm. (40% of total classification)

Elk River Fire Department ISO Information

The last ISO analysis of the Elk River Fire Department was conducted in 2017.

Elk River Fire Department is currently rated at a 4/10. 

In order to qualify for a 4 rating, you must reside within 5 miles of a fire station and 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant. The farther you are from either a fire station or water supply, will dictate your ISO rating up to a 10.

If you are an insurance agent seeking an ISO rating or you would like more information on ISO, visit their website or contact their Main Office at 856-985-5600.

Elk River Fire Apparatus Information

Station 1: 415 Jackson Ave
Station 2: 13073 Orono Pkwy NW
Engine 1
2017 Pierce Impel
Water Tank Capacity: 1000 gallons
Pump Capacity: 1500 gpm
Engine 2
2005 Pierce Quantum
Water Tank Capacity: 1000 gallons
Pump Capacity: 1250 gpm
Engine 4
2001 Pierce Enforcer
Water Tank Capacity: 1000 gallons
Pump Capacity: 1250 gpm
Grass 2
2012 Ford F350 Series
Grass 1
2017 Ford F550 Series
Grass 4
2006 Ford F350 Series
Grass 3
2004 Ford F350 Series

Polaris Grass Unit
2004 Polaris Ranger
Ladder 1
1990 Pierce Aerial
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gallons
Pump Capacity: 1500 gpm
Tender 2
2008 Ford Sterling
Water Tank Capacity: 2000 gallons
Pump Capacity: 500 gpm
Tender 1
2019 International/Midwest Fire
Water Tank Capacity: 3000 gallons
Pump Capacity: 500 gpm
Support Vehicle - Fire Chief
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Rescue 1
2010 Pierce Saber
Support Vehicle - Assistant Fire Chief
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
Incident Support Trailer
2016 Aluminum Trailer
Support Vehicle - Deputy Fire Chief
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
Duty Officer - Support Vehicle
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
Support Vehicle - Deputy Fire Chief
2019 Ford Explorer