By Maureen Davidovich – Vice President
Effective December 1, 2016, the service area for the Lyons Fire Protection District has received a Public Protection Classification of 3/10 from the ISO. This is a significant improvement over our previous ratings. The classification of 3 applies to the entire Town of Lyons and all properties in the fire district that are within five road miles of one of the two fire stations. The classification of 10
applies to all properties in the fire district that are more than five road miles of a fire station. Please note the address of the new Fire Station #2 is 1250 County Road 37E.
It is suggested that homeowners contact their insurance company to find out if this new rating change might decrease their insurance premium, although not all insurance companies use the ISO Public Protection Classification directly in their pricing structure.
ISO evaluated the Lyons FPD during 2016 and assessed our structural firefighting capabilities, including response time, water supply, firefighting equipment, training and communication. The PPC rating of 3 was only achieved by eleven percent of departments nationwide and twenty-seven percent of departments in Colorado. This improvement is a direct result of a lot of hard work on the part of Chief J.J. Hoffman and your volunteer firefighters, and is also a reflection of the investment the community has made in modernizing and maintaining our equipment and fire stations.