Accreditation and ISO

Insurance Service Rating

The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is a manual containing the criteria ISO uses in reviewing the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. The schedule measures the major elements of a community's fire protection system and develops a numerical grading called a Public Protection Classification (PPC™).

High Point Fire Department was awarded a Public Protection Classification Insurance Service Office Class 1 rating in 2014 and was recertified in July 2019 for another four years.

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High Point Fire Department is Internationally Accredited through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). This is an ongoing adoption of a model that enables HPFD to work towards continual self-improvement in every aspect of the Department.

A community risk analysis, standard of cover analysis, an internal self-assessment and continued growth are all key components to the accreditation model. A peer review and checks and balances by the Commissioners, accreditation is a detailed evaluation of the Department, assuring the public that the services provided are appropriate and to a high-level of standing, identifying and creating a system to develop strategies and plans for growth, and documentation of policies and procedures for the entire Department.