ISO Information and District Maps

The Fry Fire District has two operational boundaries Fire & Emergency Medical operational: The Fry Fire District taxing district is approximately 50-square miles (see map). 

The Insurance Services Office (ISO), based in New Jersey, inspected the Fry Fire District and awarded it a Class 4 ranking on January 2013 based on several criteria including how well the fire department is distributed through the district, the quality and maintenance of the delivery of a water system, 911 communications system, automatic aid partners, the number of firefighters assigned to reported fires and firefighter training. 

The ISO helps insurance companies determine the probability of future property losses by evaluating fire departments across the country and giving them a public protection classification rating. Insurance companies use the rankings to determine property insurance rates for home and business owners.

The ISO ranks city and county fire departments on a scale from 1 to 10. A ranking of one is the best score a department can receive and indicates they provide the best possible protection from fire. There are no Class 1 Fire Departments in the State of Arizona. A score of 10 indicates a department offers little or no fire protection to the community.

The ISO awarded the Fry Fire District a ranking of Class 4, up from a Class 5/8B in areas that are within 5 miles (road miles) of a fire station, during their inspection in 2012. We are among the top 10% nationwide and top 30% statewide. Our old class 8B rating was within areas of the fire district that had no established water system (hydrants). We were able to prove to the ISO that the fire district was able to supply the needed water required by ISO for those areas that did not have hydrants.  Homeowners and business owners should check with their insurance company when they renew their policy to see which benefits, if any, they qualify for and to make sure their provider is aware of the fire department’s ISO ranking.

The amount homeowners and business owners pay for insurance premiums may decrease depending on which provider they have and their particular plan. 

The Fry Fire District has worked hard for many years in all areas to reduce our ISO rating.

We thank our citizens for their continued support of the district and our goal is to continue to provide outstanding emergency service to the area as a whole.

 The Fry Fire District will continue to work on the lowering of our ISO rating to ensure that our citizens are receiving the best possible fire protection, thereby also helping to reduce the amount that our citizens are paying for insurance premiums.  

The second boundary is the Fry Fire District ambulance service area that is approximately 200-square miles, which includes the Town of Huachuca City, highway-90 east to the San Pedro river, highway-92 to the San Pedro river, the Parker Canyon lake area and west to the Mexican border.




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