Fire Departments and Districts are inspected by ISO to determine its public protection classification. The classification plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers use the classification as part of their decision-making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer or prices to charge for homeowner or commercial property insurance.
Classification ratings are Class 1 through 10, with 1 being the best rated. Class 10 is given to those areas that are more than 5 road miles from a fire station. The Brighton Fire Rescue District is rated a Class 2 in those areas within 5 miles of a fire station and 1000 feet of a fire hydrant. Properties within 5 miles of a fire station but not within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant will be rated a Class 3. Properties more than 5 miles from a fire station are rated a Class 10.
Of the nearly 48,000 fire departments rated in the U.S., only 2% achieve a Classification Rating of Class 2 or better. Brighton Fire Rescue has one of the best ratings in Adams and Weld Counties.
The classification program is important to communities and fire departments as well. Communities whose classification rating is lower may also get lower insurance rates. The classification also provide fire agencies with a valuable benchmark tool when planning and budgeting. The most significant benefit of the ISO rating is its effect on losses. Data on insurance losses bears out that excellent fire protection means low fire losses.
The ISO inspection and review process includes the following components: Emergency communications system, firefighting capability, water supply systems including the Fire District’s water tender system, and community risk reduction programs.
Pursuant to Section 32-1-809, Colorado Revised Statue, a transparency notice must be provided to the electors of the District no later than January 15 of each year. Click on the link provided below to view the notice.
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Bid Opportunities and Awards
Brighton Fire Rescue District has partnered with BidNet Direct as part of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and will post their bid opportunities to this site. As a vendor, you can register with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting automatic bid notification, your company will receive emails once Brighton Fire Rescue District has a bid opportunity that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles ITB’s, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies, districts & authorities throughout Colorado.
Brighton Fire Rescue District looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation. If you need help registering, please call the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System support department 800-835-4603 option 2.
Link to Brighton Fire Rescue District open solicitations: Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System
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For patient records and billing information, as it relates to ambulance transport, please contact our contracted partner Platte Valley Health Information Management Office at 303.498.1679.
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