Through the continual support of our community, the Wellington Fire Protection District (WFPD) is proud to announce the improvement of our Public Protection Classification (PPC). The Insurance Services Office, in partnership with Wellington Fire, the Town of Wellington and Fort Collins 911, determined the new rating.

Wellington Fire Public Protection Classification rating effective January 1, 2016:

PPC Rating of 3: This rating applies to all Wellington residents and businesses within five road miles of a WFPD fire station AND have access to a municipal water source. This classification has improved from a 5.

PPC Rating of 5: This rating applies to all Wellington residents and business owners within five road miles of a WFPD fire station BUT have no municipal water source. This classification has improved from a 7.

PPC Rating of 10: This rating applies to all Wellington residents and business owners outside five road miles of a WFPD fire station. This classification has not changed. 

What this could mean for you:

Most insurance companies in the U.S. use the ISO’s Public Protection Classification when determining the pricing of property insurance. With this new classification, you may see a reduction in your home or business insurance premium. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to see if the WFPD’s new classification will affect your policy.

How is the ISO-PPC rating determined?
The Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification is based on a grading scale from 1 to 10. A 1 classification represents superior property fire protection, and a 10 classification indicates that the area’s fire protection does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

How can I find out if I am within five road miles?:
To determine if your home or business is within five driving miles of one of our three stations:

  1. Click on the Fire Station address link closest to your home or business.
  2. Select “get directions.” The address of the Fire Station you selected will auto populate on line 2.
  3. Type your home or business address on line 1 and click search to find the total number of miles from your location to that station. *note: miles calculated are approximate*

Station addresses:
Station 16: 8130 3rd St., Wellington, CO 80549
Station 17: 108 W CR 66, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Additional Information and Resources: 
Wellington Fire Public Protection Classification Media Release
Summary of PPC Review with a Municipal Water Source
Summary of PPC Review with no Municipal Water Source
ISO Mitigation Website 

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