McKinney Fire Department was regraded a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 1, the highest rating a fire department can achieve, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The city earned a Class 1 rating in 2014 and was regraded this year after the State of Texas adopted a new rating schedule. The rating goes into effect Nov. 1.
McKinney is one of approximately 150 communities in the country with a PPC rating of 1, which signifies superlative systems for the Fire Department, water distribution and public safety communications. The rating applies to all properties inside city limits within five road miles of a fire station.
“This rating demonstrates the city’s commitment toward providing exemplary public safety for our citizens,” said McKinney Fire Chief Danny Kistner. “This designation is a desirable draw for companies looking to relocate. While it potentially lower insurance costs for these companies, it also demonstrates that safety and quality of life are our highest priority.”
For more information, visit the Fire Department website.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.