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Public Protection Classification

The PPC is the countrywide classification system used by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) to reflect a community's local fire protection for property insurance rating purposes. The public fire protection of a city, town or area is graded using ISO's Fire Suppression Rating Schedule to develop the community's classification. 

ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. ISO field representatives use the schedule when surveying a community's fire protection capability. The score that is determined from applying the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is translated into a public protection classification. A perfect score in Texas is 106.5. It consists of 50 points for fire department capabilities, 40 points for water supply and distribution, 10 points for receiving and handling fire alarms and 6.5 points for a "Texas Addendum" that grades fire safety education, building code enforcement, fire prevention code enforcement and fire investigation capabilities.

Click here for information on Little Elm’s ISO Rating.

To determine your distance from a fire station click on the addresses of the stations below and enter your address in the empty address field and click get directions.


Central Station (88 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, 75068)

Station 2 (2301 Walker Lane, Little Elm, 75068)

If you live in the county, a water district or otherwise outside of the Little Elm Town Limits…

Your PPC/ISO ratings are based upon your initial response fire agency/district, please see the Fire District Map to determine who your primary response fire department is, or

Go to Denton County G.I.S. Page

  1. Open the Map
  2. Click on “Map” at the Top of the page and then “Map Layers” in the drop down menu
  3. In the pop up window click the checkbox for emergency Management and Fire District
  4. Zoom in to find you property

Once you determine your primary response agency, you may contact them for more information on your ISO rating. Agencies that may service areas with Little Elm addresses include the following: